BREAKING: FG to arraign CJN Onnoghen, asks him to vacate office

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen is billed to be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday, January 14 for offences bothering on alleged non declaration of assets.

Mr Ibraheem Al-Hasaan, Head of Press and Public Relations at the Code of Conduct Tribunal disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

According to him, the arraignment is sequel to application filed at the CCT by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on Friday for the trial to commence against the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Justice Onnoghen will face six count charges including allegedly operating Domiciliary Bank Accounts contrary to the provision of the laws for public officials.

Service of summons is said to have been effected to the Dependant while the three-man CCT panel led by Justice Danladi Y. Umar, will commence the trial on  Monday, at its  courtroom, situated at the headquarter, along Jabi Daki biyu, Saloman Lar way, Abuja, at about 10:00am.

Al Hassan said the application was filed 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.

Meanwhile, apart from putting the Chief Justice in the dock on Monday, PRNigeria learned that motion on notice is to be filed against him praying the tribunal to order him to vacate office and recuse himself office so as to prevent alleged interference in his arraignment and trial.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria names withheld has been engaged by Federal Government to lead the onslaught against justice Onnoghen.

However, PRNigeria gathered that eminent lawyers have volunteered to put their services at the disposal of Justice Onnoghen in the bid to rescue him from the claws of the government.

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