CJN Onnoghen: 96 Lawyers Storm CCT

A team of 94 lawyers which includes 47 Senior Advocates with 47 other lawyers, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) arrived the Code Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja to defend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Notable faces among the senior lawyers already in court are: Wole Olanipekun, Adegboyega Awomolo, Kanu Agabi, Chris Uche, Yusuf Ali, Garba Tetengi, Effiong Offiong and Kehinde Ogunwumiji.
Others are Paul Erokoro, Tawo Tawo, Victoria Awomolo, Sebastine Hon and Chukwuma-machukwu Ume among others.
On the part of the federal government, Umar Aliyu (SAN) is already in court and he is expected to lead the prosecution team.

, Justice Walter Onnoghen

He was the prosecutor during the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu before an FCT High Court.
However, the case was adjourned to January 22.
Mr Onnoghen faces six counts of failing to disclose many bank accounts linked to him as a judge on the Supreme Court, which he had allegedly used to save millions in local and foreign currency.

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