FG Set To Prosecute The Chief Justice Of Nigeria

By Ikenga Chronicles January 12, 2019

FG Set To Prosecute The Chief Justice Of Nigeria

Chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, will be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Monday over alleged non-declaration of assets.

Ibraheem Al-Hassan, head of press and public relations unit of the tribunal, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday.

Al-Hassan said the arraignment followed an application filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to the CCT chairman on Friday.

He said a six-count charge had been filed against the CJN.

“However, service of summons has been effected to the defendant, the three man panel led by Justice Danladi Y. Umar, will commence the trial on Monday, 14th January, 2019, at its courtroom, situated at the headquarters, along Jabi Daki biyu, Saloman Lar way, Abuja, at about 10:00am,” the statement reads.

“The application was filed yesterday 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 bothers on non declaration of asset.”