Posted on Mon 14 Jan 2019, 11:33 AM

 The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, failed to appear before the Danladi Umar led  tribunal over his alleged refusal to declare his assets.

The charge marked CCT/ABJ/01/19 was called up at exactly 10am with the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar demanding to know why the CJN was absent and if he was served with the charges and summons.

The court official confirmed that the CJN was served through his personal assistant, stating that the defendant directed his personal assistant to collect the charge on his behalf at his house.

According to Vanguard, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) who led 46 other Senior Advocates of Nigeria and 43 other lawyers, told the tribunal that the CJN had filed a motion dated January 14, challenging jurisdiction of the tribunal to try him. 

“We are not just challenging jurisdiction, we are even challenging the jurisdiction of this tribunal to even snif that charge”, Olanipekun submitted.

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