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Suspended CJN, Onnoghen Sues FG Over Suspension

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has dragged the Federal Government to court.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has dragged the Federal Government before the Court of Appeal, challenging his suspension.

The appeal was filed on Monday by his lawyers: Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), Kanu Agabi (SAN) and James Onoja.

The appeal read in part;

“The chairman and a member of the Code of Conduct Tribunal erred in law and violated the right of the appellant (Onnoghen) to a fair hearing when they made the order ex parte that he (Onnoghen) shall step aside as CJN and Chairman of the National Judicial Council over allegations of contravening provisions of the Code of Conduct and Tribunal Act Cap C15 Laws of the Federation 2004 pending the determination of the motion on notice dated January 10, 2019”.

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