The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Friday struck out an appeal by the ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, challenging an ex parte order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal issued on January 23, 2019, for his suspension from office pending his trial before the tribunal.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on the strength of the ex parte order suspended on Onnoghen from office on January 25.
Justice Adah who read the lead judgment noted that the court proceedings ought not to be conducted “in a shady or clandestine manouvre” as manner in which the ex parte order was obtained by the prosecution.
In a unanimous judgment of its three-month bench led by Justice Stephen Adah, the Court of Appeal however ruled that the CCT’s ex parte order breached the ex-CJN’s right to fairing hearing.
He however struck out the matter on the grounds that the substantive matter had been concluded by the CCT which ended in the ex-CJN’s conviction on charges of false and non-declaration of assets.
You may be interested
For How Long Is My Motor Insurance Policy Valid?Webby - September 12, 2022
When purchasing auto insurance, you can tailor many aspects, including the types of coverage you select, the amount of your…
Ex-BoT chair Jibrin leads Nasarawa PDP presidential campaign councilWebby - September 24, 2022
The immediate past Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has applauded his…
Wike’s outburst lays N1bn bribery allegation burden on AyuWebby - September 24, 2022
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in his agitation for the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…
Presidency 2023: Obedient Movement holds one-million-man rally for Peter Obi in AbujaWebby - September 24, 2022
The Obidient Movement, supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Saturday engaged on…