Layers numbering about 94 led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) have arrived the Code Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja to defend the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnogen.
The defend team includes over 40 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) with one SAN on the side of the prosecution.
The CJN is scheduled for arraignment before the tribunal today, although he has not been on the tribunal’s premises. The proceedings is scheduled to start at 10:00 am.
Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria in his defence team who were already seated awaiting the commencement of the proceedings including, Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi, Wole Olanipekun, Chief Chris Uche, Chiref Adegboyega Awomolo among others.
On the prosecution side, there are five layyers led by Aliyu Umar SAN.
Justice Onnoghen is facing six count charges bordering ,on failure to declare his assets and operating a domociliary account, among other charges.
On the side of the prosecution, there are five lawyers led by Aliyu Umar SAN.
Justice Onnoghen is facing six charges bordering on failure to declare his assets and operating a domiciliary account, among other charges.
The charges against the CJN are based on a petition signed by the executive secretary of the anti-corruption research data based initiative, Dennis Aghanya.
The petition alleges amongst others things that the CJN failed to declare ownership of sundry accounts funded through cash deposits made by himself up to August 10, 2016.