Posted on Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12:41 PM

The proceedings involving charges of non-declaration of assets against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Onnoghen has been adjourned till January 22 following the absence of the CJN at today’s proceedings.

The Danladi Umar led Code of Conduct tribunal adjourned the case on the grounds that the CJN was improperly served as he was not personally served with the charges and summons as required by law.

He therefore requested that a fresh service be directed to the CJN personally as against the previous one which was served through Justice Onnoghen’s personal assistant

The defence team led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) who said that he appeared in court with the other defence lawyers to protest against the jurisdiction of the tribunal also insisted that the law requires that the defendant be served personally.

 

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