A federal high court in Abuja has stopped the plan to arraign Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) had filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN. Onnoghen was summoned to the tribunal but he was absent when the CCT commenced sitting on Monday.
Ruling on two separate ex parte applications, N.E Maha, a judge, ordered parties to maintain status quo till January 17.
He ruled in the two suits that the defendants should be served with all the papers filed and they should appear in court on January 17, the next hearing.
The CCT had adjourned the trial to January 22.
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