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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Just In: Court Restates Order Stopping CCT, Others From Prosecuting CJN Onnoghen


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital has restated its order restraining the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and some others from proceeding with the planned arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Seun reports that the order was restated on Thursday by Justice Evelyn Maha at the resumed hearing of the suits brought by the incorporated trustees of two groups – the Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, and the International Association of Students Economists and Management.

This online news medium understands that the suits are challenging the propriety of the charge brought against the CJN before the CCT by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

It was learnt that Justice Maha upon being told that some of the respondents have not been properly served, ordered fresh service of court papers in relation to the suits on the defendants and directed that hearing notices also be served on them.

Before adjourning the case to January 28 this year, the presiding judge restated the order she made on January 14, 2019, directing parties to maintain status quo, still stands.

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