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CCT again adjourns Onnoghen’s trial

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

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

His counsel, Adeboyega Awomolo, had tendered a letter from the CJN, explaining that he developed issues with his tooth and could not make it to court.

The prosecutor, Aliyu Umar, said he had also received a copy of the letter as well as a medical report indicating the CJN had high blood pressure.

Mr. Umar added that the health of a defendant was as important as the case on the ground and in the light of that, he would concede that the absence was on medical grounds.

He, therefore, urged the tribunal to adjourn the case till Monday next week or another time for a day-to-day hearing.

According to the medical report, the embattled CJN was given a seventy-two-hour bed rest.

Consequently, the chairman of the tribunal then adjourned the case till next Monday.

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