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Onnoghen: CCT delivers judgement Thursday

Onnoghen: CCT delivers judgement Thursday

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, will on Thursday deliver judgement in the case involving the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, over alleged non-declaration of assets.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Umar Danladi, made the disclosure on Monday.

He fixed the date for the judgement after the adoption of the written addresses of the prosecution and defence counsels.

The prosecution of the CJN was a source of controversy.

Following allegation of non-declaration of assets, he was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.

An Acting CJN, Mohammed Tanko, was appointed.

The issue brought about a sharp division among the members of the public.

While some claimed that the president had the power to suspend Onnoghen, others disagreed.

The developments led to the petitioning of the National Judicial Council against Onnoghen and Tanko.

The petitions were considered and NJC advised compulsory retirement of Onnoghen while declaring that Tanko did not err by making himself available for the appointment.


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