The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has fixed February 4 for the resumption of alleged non-asset declaration trial against Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen.
This was made known in a statement issued on Thursday by the Heads (Press & Public Relations), Code of Conduct Tribunal, Ibraheem Al-Hassan.
Al-Hassan said the decision followed the Court of Appeal ruling on the trial against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter and a correspondent from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) applying for the resumption of the trial.
Parts of the CCT letter read:
“Conduct Tribunal Fixes 4th February for resumption of alleged Non asset declaration trial against Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen.
“Following Court of Appeal ruling yesterday on the trial against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter, on alleged non declaration of asset before Code of Conduct Tribunal is hereby fixed for Monday, 4th of February, 2019.
“The decision was reached today sequel to a correspondent from Code of Conduct Bureau, applying for the resumption of trial of the case captioned; Application for resumption of trial of the case of FRN V. Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel case No: CCT/ABJ/01/19, addressed to Hon. Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, dated 30th January, 2019, jointly signed by Musa Ibrahim Usman (Esq) and Fatima Danjuma Ali (Esq).
“The request reads in part; “The above subject refers. This case came up for hearing of preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the Tribunal on the 28th of January, 2019 but the Tribunal could not proceed due to the pendency of the case at the Court of Appeal.
“However, in the wake of this afternoon, 30th January, 2019 the Court of Appeal has thrown out the appeal.
“Consequently on the above, we urge the Honourable Tribunal to give us a date for resumption of the trial subject to the convenience of the Tribunal, Most obliged my Lord”.