The Federal Government has asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to issue a warrant of arrest against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
At the resumption of proceedings today prosecution counsel, Aliyu Umar (SAN) said the defendant is not in court. “Under the circumstances, it is my sad duty to address the tribunal on S6(1) of the Practice Direction of the tribunal.
“I hereby humbly apply for a warrant of arrest against the defendant,” he said.
Justice Walter Onnoghen‘s lawyer pleaded with the court not to accept the application.
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