The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned the trial of Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), till February 13, 2019.
Onnoghen is standing trial before the CCT over allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets.
He was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari and replaced with Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, although in acting capacity.
At the resumed hearing on Monday, Danladi Umar, the CCT Chairman, insisted on Onnoghen’s presence to take his plea during the trial.
The CCT, thereafter, adjourned the trial till February 13, 2019 for hearing of the application which insists that the suspended CJN must be present to take his before any issues on preliminary objections on competence or jurisdiction of the CCT to hear the trial can be raised.