Onnoghen: CCT adjourns trial indefinitely as police seal off office

Ismaila Sanni
Ismaila Sanni
Onnoghen: CCT delivers judgement Thursday

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has adjourned the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, indefinitely.

The adjournment, according to the chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, was pending the determination of the suit filed at the Court of Appeal to challenge the trial of Onnoghen.

His words:  “In view of the Court of Appeal (order) to stay proceeding, I hereby adjourn the matter sine die pending the termination of the Court of Appeal.”

The suit against Onnoghen at the tribunal was over alleged non-declaration of assets.

President Muhammadu Buhari, it would be recalled, has suspended Onnoghen on Friday and appointed Justice Adamu Mohammed to act as the CJN.

The suspension by the president has ignited the fire of controversy with many claiming that the action of the president was more political than any other thing.

Meanwhile, earlier before the trial was adjourned indefinitely, Onnoghen’s office was reported to have been sealed off.

The office was said to have been sealed off by the police who stormed Supreme Court premises on Monday.

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