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Justice Onnoghen appeals CCT Judgement



Justice Walter Onnoghen has filed an appeal against the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), delivered earlier today.

The CCT had convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria of six counts of false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Federal Government.

The judgement banned him from holding public office for the next 10 years and also ordered that he forfeits all five accounts said not to have been declared by him between 2009 and 2015.

Onnoghen listed the Federal Government of Nigeria as the only respondent in the suit, according to Channels.

It read in part:

Take notice that the appellant herein, Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel being dissatisfied with the rulings/judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Coram Danladi Umar (Chairman), William Atedze (Member I) and Julie A Anakor (Member II) delivered on the 18th of April, 2019, wherein it ruled on the application challenging its jurisdiction and to recuse itself from the proceedings as well the judgement on the substantive matter against the appellant, do hereby appeal upon the grounds set out in paragraph 3 hereof and will at the hearing of the appeal, seek the reliefs and orders set out in paragraph 4.

Onnoghen, in his appeal said the CCT erred in law for dismissing his application challenging its jurisdiction.

He wants the appeal court to discharge and acquit him and set aside his conviction.

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