Federal Government Withdraws Case Against Onnoghen

March 22, 2019
153 Views

The Federal Government on Thursday closed its case of false and non-declaration of charges preferred against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Although, the prosecution led by Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN) had proposed to call six witnesses to prove its case against the defendant, it closed its case after calling three of them.

Umar announced his decision to close the prosecution’s case after the third witness, Ifeoma Okeagbue, an official of Standard Chartered Bank, concluded her testimony on Thursday.

The prosecuting counsel said he had chosen to offer to the defence team the rest of his proposed witnesses, three of them, who were not called by the prosecution.

But the lead defence counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), rejected the offer.

He then sought the permission of the three-man bench led by its Chairman, Danladi Umar, to consult with the defendant who was seated in the dock.

After a brief interaction with the suspended CJN, Awomolo announced that Onnoghen had opted to file a no-case submission, implying that the defence will contend that the prosecution has failed to make a case against the defendant and there will not be any need for the suspended CJN to enter his defence.

You may be interested

SERAP takes Buhari govt to ECOWAS Court over illegal pipelines, oil theft
News
8 views
News
8 views

SERAP takes Buhari govt to ECOWAS Court over illegal pipelines, oil theft

Webby - November 27, 2022

/* custom css */ .tdi_59.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_59 .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_59.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_59.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0…

I’ll increase funds for arts, liberalise acquisition process – Atiku
News
1 views
News
1 views

I’ll increase funds for arts, liberalise acquisition process – Atiku

Webby - November 27, 2022

Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, on Saturday promised to increase funds for the arts and liberalise the process of…

PDP cautions Ariwoola against partisanship, utterances eroding integrity of judiciary
News
1 views
News
1 views

PDP cautions Ariwoola against partisanship, utterances eroding integrity of judiciary

Webby - November 27, 2022

Olukayode Ariwoola /* custom css */ .tdi_59.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_59 .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_59.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_59.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.