Just In: CCT Orders Police, DSS to Arrest Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has issued an arrest warrant against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.

The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar said the Inspector General of Police and other law enforcement agencies are directed to arrest Onnoghen and bring him to the tribunal on Friday for arraignment.

This comes after counsel to the Federal Government, Aliyu Umar (SAN), at the resumed sitting today, prayed the tribunal to issue a warrant for the arrest of the suspended CJN, who has yet to appear for trial.

In what was observed to be an already prepared ruling, the tribunal chairman held that for any objection to the charge to be taken, it must be after the plea of the defendant has been taken.

“In view of the above, the tribunal having given the defendant opportunity to avail himself on several occasions and he failed; in the circumstance, the tribunal hereby issue bench warrant to the Inspector General of Police and other law enforcement agencies to bring the defendant to the Tribunal on Friday for his arraignment,” he said.

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