Walter Onnoghen: CJN arraignment stalls judicial activities in court

The arraignment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria
(CJN) before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged
infractions of the CJN's assets declaration on Monday stalled judicial
activities at the FCT High Court, Apo.

According to NAN, most courtrooms did not proceed with cases as
earlier scheduled except the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal
for Osun State.

Justice Onnoghen is being arraigned by the Code of Conduct Bureau
(CCB) following a petition on January 7, alleging non-declaration and
false declaration of his assets between 2005 and 2016.

The petition lodged by Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data
Initiative (ARBDI), drew the CCB attention to what it called serious
concerns bordering on flagrant violations of the law and constitution
of Nigeria by the CJN.

Meanwhile, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen
is currently absent at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, as
proceedings for his scheduled arraignment commences today.

DAILY POST reports that the CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar-led three-man
tribunal entered the court at 10am and the case was called almost

After calling the case, the court official observed that Justice
Onnoghen was not present in court.

He then notified the tribunal chairman of the development.

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