Chief Justice Of Nigeria Absent As His Corruption Trial Begins

img 20190114 124358 8881679484333700633526 - Chief Justice Of Nigeria Absent As His Corruption Trial BeginsThe Cheif Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen was not present as Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) commenced sitting at 10am.
He had been summoned for not declaring his asset, following a petition submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by a civil society group identified as the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI).
He later admitted his mistake and blamed it on forgetfulness. Meanwhile, at least 47 lawyers, including five senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs), were at the CCT to defend him.

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