Onnoghen Snubs CCT As 87 Lawyers, 30 Of Them SANs Storm Tribunal For CJN As Proceedings Begin

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Onnoghen Snubs CCT As 87 Lawyers, 30 Of Them SANs Storm Tribunal For CJN As Trial Begins The proceedings of the scheduled arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has started but he is nowhere to be found. The members of the Danladi Umar-led three-man tribunal arrived in the courtroom at exactly 10am. At 10.01am, the matter was called. The court official who announced the case observed that CJN was not present and then notified the tribunal chairman of the development. After the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), announced his appearance, the tribunal asked the court official whether the CJN had been served with the charges and summons. The court official confirmed that the CJN was served through his personal assistant. He said, “He was served through his personal assistant. We went to his house and the defendant directed his personal assistant to collect the charge on his behalf. “So the defendant has been served.” About 30 SANs led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) with about 47 other lawyers, making about 87 were on record as appearing for the CJN on Monday. A team of lawyers led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has arrived the Code Conduct Tribunal in Abuja to defend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is scheduled for arraignment before the tribunal in the Monday’s proceedings. As of the time of filing this report at about 9.17am on Monday, the CJN has not been seen on the tribunal’s premises for the proceedings scheduled to start by 10am. Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria in his defence team who were already seated before 9am awaiting the commencement of the proceedings included, Chief Chris Uche, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, Sebastine Hon, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, Kehinde Ogunwumiju,and A.T Kehinde. ‎All the senior lawyers are in court with their teeming juniors. But the team of lawyers comprising a handful of senior lawyers and other junior ones has been technically disbanded. Meanwhile, a former Director of Public Prosecution in Kano State, Aliyu Umar (SAN), is going to lead the government prosecution’s ‎team. Umar arrived the CCT at about 9.10am. He was one of the senior lawyers appointed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), as part of what was meant to be the government’s prosecution team in 2016. Umar led the government’s prosecution team that was to prosecute the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu for alleged forgery of Senate rules. The charges were later withdrawn from court by the Umar-led legal team. Contact Editor using editor@skytrendnews.com or call direct 0808 360 9209. READ ALSO! More Nigerians Becoming Extremely Poor, 40% Of World’s Poorest To Live There And Congo By 2050 READ ALSO! More Nigerians Now Living In Extreme Poverty — International Labour Congress READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says READ ALSO! Buhari Reacts To Boko Haram’s Threat To Kill Leah Sharibu READ ALSO! More Nigerians Getting Killed, Getting Poorer, Hungrier Under Buhari’s Incompetent Regime — PDP READ ALSO! More Nigerians Have Been Murdered In Attacks Since January More Than Entire 2017 — Amnesty International READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says READ ALSO! More Nigerians Travelling Out Due To Economic Hardship, Over 500,000 Since 2016 READ ALSO! The Smart CEO: Top 5 Websites To Get Cheap Domain Name Registration READ ALSO! More Nigerians In Kano, Katsina Now Using Hard Drugs — Group Says READ ALSO! More Nigerians Dying Hourly From Tuberculosis, 18 Every Hour — WHO READ ALSO! Between GoDaddy And Namecheap: Making The Best Choice For Domain Name Registrar READ ALSO! Nigeria Couples: Now You Can Know If Your Partner Is Cheating On You; SEE 11 SURE Ways]]>