Court rejects Onnoghen’s bid to halt CCT trial
Court refuses CJN Onnoghen’s application to stay CCT’s trial
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has refused the application by the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen to stay the proceedings of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Justice Onnoghen, who is facing six-count allegations of non-declaration of assets, had brought the application seeking a stay of proceedings of the tribunal.
In a unanimous decision, a three-member panel of justices held that the proceedings of the CCT cannot ordinarily be stayed.
The presiding judge, Justice Abdul Aboki held that under Section 306 of Administration of Criminal Justice Administration (ACJA), stay of proceedings shall not be entertained.
CREDIT: DAILY TRUST