Saturday, September 26THE LEGISLATURE

CCT Orders Police, DSS to Produce Justice Onneghen before it

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT on Wednesday Ordered Nigerian Police and Department of State Service to produce the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen on February 15 for arraignment.

This came as a result of an application by the prosecuting counsel, Aliyu Umar praying
the tribunal that a bench warrant be issued against Onnoghen whom he said has been consistently absent in order to compel his appearance.

Umar, however, argued that his application for a bench warrant was appropriate given that Onnoghen’s appearance today was the main
reason upon which the last adjournment was approved.

However, the defendant counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo made certain submissions citing the
unresolved applications that must be done for purposes of fair hearing to his client, Onnoghen.
He said the issue of jurisdiction of the tribunal, its impartiality, ought to be resolved.

Further, he argued that the presence of his client in the eyes of the law was not mandatory
unless during arraignment. But that the prevailing issues for determination was not for arraignment toda

The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar
ter listening to the alternate submissions by the prosecuting and defence counsels ruled that
Onnoghen be issued a bench warrant for his appearance on February 15, 2019.

%d bloggers like this: