DAILY FILE – The Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar,says the Chief Justice of Nigeria,CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, should be served by Wednesday for hearing to resume on Thursday this week.
However, the Defence Counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun,SAN, kicks, saying the timing is too short.
However, Umar, replied the defence counsel ” I’m in charge of my court, not you”
Team of 94 lawyers led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) has stormed the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja to defend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen,who is facing trial over alleged false assets declaration.
Though,Chief Wole Olanipekun,SAN, who is standing in for the accused, Justice Walter Onnoghen says the CCT does not have jurisdiction to hear the case.
The embattled Chief Justice was not in court.
Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria in his defence team who were already seated awaiting the commencement of the proceedings include, Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi, Wole Olanipekun, Chief Chris Uche, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo among others.
On the side of the prosecution there are five lawyers led by Aliyu Umar SAN.
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