A team of 94 lawyers which includes 47 Senior Advocates with 47 other lawyers, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) has arrived the Code Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja to defend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The CJN is scheduled for arraignment before the tribunal today, although he has not been seen on the tribunal’s premises.
The proceedings is scheduled to start by 10:00 a.m.
Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria in his defence team who were already seated awaiting the commencement of the proceedings include, Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi, Wole Olanipekun, Chief Chris Uche, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo among others.
On the side of the prosecution, there are five lawyers led by Aliyu Umar SAN.
UPDATE as at 10: 30am:
The trial of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has commenced without him in attendance.
The CJN is on trial for a six-count charge bordering on alleged failure to declare his assets.
The CJN is represented by a team of lawyers led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN). 47 out of the lawyers are Senior Advocates of Nigeria.