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Federal High Court stops CJN’s planned arraignment

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Federal Government’s plan to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The Federal Government through the Code of Conduct Bureau had filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN on Friday and He was due for arraignment before the CCT today but he was absent from court.
Ruling on two separate exparte applications, Justice N.E  Maha ordered parties to maintain status quo till January 17th, he also ruled in the two different suits that the defendants should be served with all the papers filed and they should appear in court at the next hearing.
‎Justice Onnoghen’s absent at the CCT proceedings have forced the tribunal to adjourn till the 22nd of January.

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