Just In: CCT adjourns Onnoghen’s trial indefinitely

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has indefinitely adjourned the trial of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria.

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At its sitting on Monday, the CCT said the trial remains adjourned pending the determination of the application at the appeal court.

The federal government is prosecuting Onnoghen at the CCT for alleged false assets declaration.

Onnoghen had through his lawyers filed an application at the appeal court challenging the tribunal’s jurisdiction to sit over the case.

Last week, the appellate court directed the tribunal to stay proceedings pending the hearing and determination of the CJN’s application.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday sworn in Tanko Mohammed as the new CJN, pending the determination of the case against Onnoghen.

Buhari based his action on an order of the CCT.

The UK, US and European Union had expressed concerns over the development.

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