The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, is conspicuously absent as the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT, commenced proceedings into the costs filed earlier than him earlier than the tribunal by the Federal authorities.
The Chairman of the Tribunal, Umar Danladi and the 2 different presiding judges of the tribunal, are already seated.
The lead counsel in Onnoghen’s defence workforce, Wole Olanipekun, has knowledgeable the CCT that it doesn’t have jurisdiction to listen to the case. He argued that the process for service was not adhered to based mostly on the Administration of Prison Justice Act, ACJA. Says Onnoghen was not personally served and he must be served.
The case continues to be being heard in the meanwhile.
Onnoghen is being accused of failing to declare his belongings after assuming workplace in March 2017. Yesterday, the South South governors discussion board instructed Onnoghen who’s from Cross Rivers state, to shun the tribunal’s invitation.
There are allegations that Onnoghen is being harrassed as a result of he’s from the South South area. Militants within the Niger Delta area have threatened to close down the nation if Onnoghen is faraway from workplace.
47 SANs led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) with about 47 different legal professionals are representing Onnoghen.
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