Breaking – Alleged false assets declaration: Judgement day looms for Onnoghen as CCT picks date

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Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, who was charged for a six-count charge of fraudulent declaration of assets will get judgement on Thursday, April 18, 2019, according to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, made the announcement on Monday at the resumed hearing on the matter.

Earlier, there was a little bit of drama at CCT on Monday.

Aliyu Umar, Lead counsel of federal government in the trial of Onnoghen, argued with a lawyer on his team, Zainab Duke, in the full glare of the tribunal.

The confusion began after they had entered into appearance in the case. It is not clear what led to argument but Umar was seen shouting at her.

Duke wanted to make an observation but Umar said: “Sit down, I am leading.”

At this point, CCT chairman, Danladi Umar, intervened and asked what the problem was.

A police officer moved to give a microphone to Duke to speak but Umar snatched the microphone.

Umar said: “She wants to address the tribunal but I have not given her permission to do that.”

Duke got up to explain to the CCT chairman but she was not audible.

Thereafter, the lead counsel to the federal government applied that her name be removed from appearance.

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