FG vs Onnoghen: CCT fixes Thursday for judgment

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By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA—The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has fixed Thursday to deliver judgment on the non assets declaration charge the Federal Government preferred against the resigned Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

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Justice Walter Onnoghen

The three-man panel tribunal headed by Mr. Danladi Umar okayed the matter for judgment after FG and Onnoghen adopted their final written arguments on Monday.

Whereas Onnoghen urged the tribunal to discharge and acquit him, insisting that the FG failed to prove that he committed any offence that is known to the law.

On the other hand, FG, asked the CCT to convict and impose maximum punishment on the former CJN, contending that it successfully established that he acted in breach of the code of conduct for public officers in the country.

Meanwhile, the tribunal said it would also on Thursday, deliver ruling on two applications the erstwhile CJN filed to challenge the competence of the criminal…



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