Federal Government closes case against Onnoghen

Federal Government on Thursday closed its case in the six-count charge of non-declaration of assets preferred against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

 

The government closed after calling three witnesses to the stand. At the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday, Aliyu Umar, counsel to the government, announced that they closed the case despite the fact that they had initially listed six witnesses.

 Federal Government closes case against Onnoghen

Umar said the three other witnesses could still be called to the stand if the defence wants to cross-examine them but Adeboyega Awomolo, counsel to Onnoghen, rejected the offer. Awomolo then informed the tribunal that they intend to file a no-case submission but they would need time to write an address.

 

Thereafter, Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, ordered Awomolo to serve his address on the prosecution on Wednesday. Umar then fixed March 29 as day counsels would adopt their addresses. Onnoghen is standing trial on a six-count charge bordering on false asset declaration

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