The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has finally appeared in court on Friday.

Onnoghen, who has been absent from trial for at least five consecutive times since the trial started.

The embattled Chief Justice, who arrived in a black SUV, was shielded from the face of cameras by a company of lawyers, dressed in black suits — as the profession requires.

This is coming after the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday issued a bench warrant for Onnoghen's arrest.

The application followed Justice Onnoghen’s failure to appear before the tribunal to enter his plea to the six-count charge pending against him.

Justice Onnoghen who was accused of failing to declare his assets as prescribed by the law, as well as operated foreign bank accounts in contravention of the code of conduct for public officials, had on three previous dates, refused to appear before the CCT for arraignment.

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