CCT: FG closes case against Onoghen
The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Thursday approved the prayer of the Defence counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, to address the tribunal on a no-case submission.
This was after the Federal Government closed its case of false and non-declaration of charges preferred against the 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.
Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi 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 as Onnoghen had opted to file a no-case submission at tribunal.