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CCT adjourns trial of Justice Onnoghen

The trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has been adjourned till March 18, 2019.

During the resumed hearing on Tuesday, the Code of Conduct Tribunal adjourned the case following Onnoghen’s absence on health grounds.

The counsel to Mr Walter Onnoghen, Adeboyega Awomolo, had tendered a letter from the CJN, explaining that he developed issues with his tooth and could not appear in court.

The prosecutor, Mr Aliyu Umar, said he had also received a copy of medical report.

He, therefore, urged the court to consider the report and adjourn the case.

Justice Onnoghen was given a 72-hour bed rest according to the letter, .

Having considered the situation, the chairman of the tribunal then adjourned the case till Monday, March 18, 2019.

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