DAILY FILE – The Chairman Code Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar,has adjourned the Chief Justice of Nigeria,CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, case to Tuesday January 22,2019.
According to Umar,the adjourned date is to enable proper service and appearance of Justice Walter Onnoghen in case of Federal government vs him.
Team of 94 lawyers led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) 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 stood in for the accused, Justice Walter Onnoghen said the CCT does not have jurisdiction to hear the case as the service was not properly done.
The embattled Chief Justice was absent in the court.
Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria in his defence team included, 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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