The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT sitting in Abuja, Nigeria has admitted the first set of exhibits tendered in the trial of Justice Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The exhibits tendered before the Tribunal by the prosecution Counsel, Aliyu Umar was the petition filed by a Civil Society Group, the Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative.
The petition dated January 7, 2019, was sent to the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB by the Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative and was admitted by the CCT as Exhibit 1 without objection by the Counsel to the suspended CJN, Justice Onnoghen.
Although the defence Counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo did not oppose the assets declaration forms tendered, he observed that the forms were in loose form and appeared to be tampered with hence will address the issues at the final stage of address.
In his ruling, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, admitted the forms as exhibits but noted that the defence counsel would have the opportunity to address the observation made in his final address.