The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen is currently absent at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, as proceedings for his scheduled arraignment commences today.
The CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar-led three-man tribunal entered the court at 10am and the case was called almost immediately.After calling the case, the court official observed that Justice Onnoghen was not present in the court.
He then notified the tribunal chairman of the development.The tribunal demanded to know if 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.