Justice Onnoghen: How Nigerian Court Stops CJN’s Arraignment

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CJN Walter Onnoghen Chief Justice of Nigeria
CJN Walter Onnoghen Chief Justice of Nigeria

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has stopped the presidency from arraigning the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen.

It was gathered that ,Justice N.E Maha of the Federal High Court directed that no steps should be taken in respect of Justice Onnoghen’s trial until January 17 when all parties to the two suits should return to court for the hearing of the plaintiffs’ motion on notice.

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The CJN was expected to appear before the Danladi Umar-led Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday but was absent from the court. The Tribunal adjourned the matter till January 22.

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Justice N.E Maha, while ruling on two separate ex parte applications on Monday, ordered parties to maintain status quo till January 17.

The judge directed that the defendants should be served with all the papers filed and they should appear in court at the next hearing.

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