The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT on Monday reserved ruling on an
application filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice
Walter Onnoghen, challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to try him.
Chairman of the tribunal Danladi Umar, took the decision to reserve the
ruling on the motion after counsel to parties canvassed their positions on
the matter in Abuja.
The tribunal also reserved ruling on another application brought by the
suspended CJN urging the tribunal chairman to recuse himself from the
Umar said the tribunal had relied on Section 296(2) of the ACJA to
reserve ruling on the two applications pending the hearing of the
He also held that the defendant’s trial would be conducted on daily basis
in accordance with Section 296(3) of the Administration of Criminal
Justice Act .
Administration of Criminal Justice Act gives the court the powers to
entertain all substantive issues in criminal proceedings without deciding
on interlocutory motions before judgment.