Breaking: Suspended CJN Onnoghen arrives CCT for his arraignment


The suspend Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen has arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for his arraignment.

Onnoghen on Friday arrived around 9:40am and has remained inside his vehicle waiting for the proceedings to commence before entering the tribunal.
He came in a convoy of about six vehicles.


He had shunned previous summons and CCT on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to compel Onnoghen’s presence at the tribunal today, Friday.

His lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN), ‎announced the presence of Onnoghen shortly after the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar led two other members to the courtroom at about 10.34am.

Onnoghen entered the dock at about 10.37am after Uche told the tribunal of his presence.

He was offered a seat following an instruction by the tribunal chairman but he chose to remain standing.

He remained standing with a smiling face while the prosecution and defence legal teams announced their appearance.

Onnoghen wore transparent glasses with ‎black frame.

Friday was the first time he made a public appearance since ‎January 25 when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended him.



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