Justice Walter Onnoghen, Former Chief Justice Of Nigeria

An Abuja Court of Appeal is expected to deliver judgment today in the appeals by embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen challenging the charges of non-declaration of assets against him.

The presiding Judge, Justice Abdul Aboki had on February 12 adjourned the three appeals by Justice Onnoghen indefinitely after the petitions were consolidated.

Onnoghen has also filed a fresh appeal challenging his conviction and ban from public office by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT on April 18th.

Following the filing of the six-count charges against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB at the CCT on January 11th, Onnoghen filed an appeal challenging the jurisdiction of the CCT.

He also filed an appeal challenging the ex parte order of the CCT on January 23rdremoving him from office, and another appeal against his no-case submission at the CCT.

Justice Onnoghen resigned from office April 4th, about the same time the National Judicial Council, NJC the recommended to the president to retire him from office.

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