The Code of Conduct Tribunal,CCT has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Justice Walter Onngohen, over his continuous failure to submit himself for trial.
The Federal Government had filed a six-count charge against the embattled suspended CJN on allegations bordering on non-declaration of assets.
Counsel to Onnoghen,Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN had approached the tribunal with an oral application for adjournment of proceedings pending the decision of the National Judicial Council,NJC on the matter.
Chairman of the tribunal Umar Danladi, held that the only option left to the tribunal was to compel the defendant to appear before it.
He said the defendant was using legal technicalities to abort his trial, adding that the tribunal had taken judicial notice of some delay tactics being deployed.
He said the Administration of Criminal Justice Act had mandated speedy conduct of criminal cases, adding that it was incumbent on the defendant to appear and take his plea.