The trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Walter Samuel Onnoghen, over non-declaration of assets is expected to resume today before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.
Justice Onnoghen had pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge filed against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
It was reported that the tribunal on March 11th ordered that the trial would continue from March 12 on a day-to-day basis in line with the provision of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
However, when the matter was called on March 12th, Justice Onnoghen was absent. The tribunal was informed by his counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN that his absence was as a result of a tooth-ache he suffered the previous day.
Prosecution counsel, Aliyu Umar, SAN confirmed that he got a copy of the medical report concerning the defendant.
The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar adjourned the matter to March 18th for hearing.