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CCT Ruling: Onnoghen Says Appeal Is Being Delayed




Danladi Umar, Onnoghen,Code of Conduct Tribunal ,

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has said that the non-release of the judgement of the CCT is delaying the proper filing of his appeal against the ruling.

Naija News recalls that chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, had last week convicted Justice Onnoghen for non-declaration of his assets and also barred him from holding public office for 10 years.

Following the judgement, the former CJN approached the court of appeal, Abuja division to file a notice of appeal against the judgement.

Speaking with Leadership newspaper on Wednesday, Counsel to Onnoghen, Adegboyega Awomolo, said their inability to get a copy of the judgement since the day it was delivered was making it difficult for them to pursue the notice of appeal already before the court.

“We’ve not been able to get a copy of the judgement. Until we are able to get it, we can’t pursue our appeal.

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“We need to transmit the record to the appeal court from the tribunal and until that is done, we can’t do anything as regards the appeal,” he said.