The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday reserved judgments on the four separate appeals filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) , Justice Walter Onnghen, in connection with his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal(CCT).
The three-man panel of the court led by Justice Steven Adah heard the appeals on Wednesday after the cases had suffered adjournments on three occasions.
At Wednesday’s hearing, the defence counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) led Onnoghen’s legal team but Chief Chris Uche(SAN), adopted and argued the briefs on behalf of the appellant’s team.
Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), the defense counsel adopted and argued the briefs on behalf of the Federal Government.
Justice Adah, who led Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson and Justice Peter Ige, said the date for judgment would be communicated to the parties when the judgments are ready.
One of Onnoghen’s appeals is challenging the jurisdiction of the CCT to hear the charges against him.
The second appeal is challenging the ex-parte order on which President Muhammadu Buhari relied upon to suspend him and appoint Justice Tanko Muhammad as the acting CJN.
The third appeal is challenging the CCT’s refusal to be bound by the orders made by the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court directing the tribunal to halt the CJN’s trial.
The last appeal is against the arrest warrant issued against him by the CCT on February 13.