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

trial process.

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

substantive matter.

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.