Why FG Wants Justice Onnoghen Out - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, January 12, 2019

Why FG Wants Justice Onnoghen Out

           •Justice Onnoghen

Jane Okafor, Abuja

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel, may be arraigned on Monday, January 14, by the Code of Conduct Bureau(CCB) at the  Code of Conduct Tribunal(CCT) sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), over allegation of non declaration of asset.

It is being said that a petition was allegedly written to the Code of Conduct Bureau against Justice Walter Onnoghen by a group and that CCB is probably acting on such petition. 

However, the planned arraignment and trial followed an application filed before CCT by CCB to that effect, as contained in a release said to have emanated from Ibraheem Al-Hassan, Head, (Press & Public Relations), Code of Conduct Tribunal Headquarters, Abuja.

The release read: "The Code of Conduct Tribunal has scheduled Monday, 14th of January for the commencement of trial against current Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justce Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel for alleged non declaration of asset. 

"This was consequent to application filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau to the CCT Chairman yesterday for the trial to commence against the Chief Justice of Nigeria on six count charges.

"However, service of sumoms has been effected to the Dependant (defendant), the three man panel led by Justice Danladi Y. Umar, will commence the trial on  Monday, 14th January, 2019 at its  courtroom, situated at the headquarter, along Jabi Daki biyu, Saloman Lar way, Abuja, at about 10:00am.

"The application was filed yesterday by the operatives of CCB, dated 11st January, 2019 and signed by Musa Ibrahim Usman (Esq) and Fatima Danjuma Ali  (Esq), containing 6 count charges all borders on non declaration of asset."

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