Justice Onnoghen: Why CJN refused to appear in court

Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN has explained why the Chief Justice of
Nigeria, CJN, failed to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal,
CCT, on Monday.

Olanipekun led 46 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and 43 other lawyers to
the CCT on Monday in defence of the CJN.

He told the tribunal that the CJN had filed a motion dated January 14,
challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to try him.

we has earlier reported that the Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen failed
to appear before the tribunal on Monday.

"We are not just challenging jurisdiction, we are even challenging the
jurisdiction of this tribunal to even sniff that charge", Olanipekun
submitted

The charge that was filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, had
accused the CJN of operating foreign bank accounts aside allegation
that he failed to declare his assets.

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