CJN Decries Delay In Justice Delivery
A file photo of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
“As all authorities are bound by the Court of Appeal verdict, the case should be withdrawn by the Attorney-General of the Federation without any delay because it is likely to be a prosecutorial misadventure,” the lawyer added.
The CCT had said it would commence the trial of Justice Onnoghen on Monday, January 14, on six charges.
It explained that the charges were filed before it by the CCB, based on a petition signed by the Executive Secretary of the anti-corruption research data-based initiative, Dennis Aghanya.
Apart from Falana’s reaction, the charges against the CJN attracted the attention of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) among others who criticised the government’s action.
The NBA described the trial of Justice Onnoghen as an “assault on the judiciary”, saying it must be stopped as it does not follow the rule of law.
It also decried the speed at which the case was handled and alleged that all due protocols were not unobserved