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CCT orders the arrest of suspended CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen

Onnoghen's conviction is a major victory for anti-corruption-FG
Onnoghen's conviction is a major victory for anti-corruption-FG

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest and produce before it on Friday, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen.

According to report, the CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar gave the directive on Wednesday while granting the prosecution’s request that the CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen must be compelled to attend the tribunal and plead to the charge of breach of the code of conduct (non-declaration of assets) pending against him

Umar, in a ruling, after taking the argument from Aliyu Umar (SAN), for prosecution, and Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) for the defence, granted the request of the prosecution for the issuance of a bench warrant against CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The CCT Chairman subsequently scheduled next Friday for his (Onnoghen’s) arraignment.

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