The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, is again on Tuesday absent to face charges of false assets declaration filed against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Argument in the case is presently ongoing at the tribunal.

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Monday declined the request by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to make an order stopping the Code of Conduct Tribunal from proceeding with his trial.

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The Code of Conduct Tribunal had on January 14 fixed January 22 for hearing in the six counts of false assets declaration filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau against Justice Onnoghen.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had also filed a motion asking for an order directing Onnoghen to step down as the CJN pending the conclusion of his planned trial before the CCT.

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