Onnoghen’s Removal: Senate withdraws Supreme Court suit
In a recent statement from the Senate Spokesperson, it was revealed that the Senate has filed for a withrawal of the suit at the Supreme Court challenging the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Yusuph Olaniyonu, the media aide to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, in a statement on Monday, February 4, said the decision follows the intervention of the NJC on the issue, Premium Times reports.
“The Senate has therefore decided to discontinue the case it filed in the Supreme Court. It should be noted that the case has been slated for hearing tomorrow,” the statement read.
“This decision also affirms the confidence of the Senate in the ability of the NJC to successfully and creditably resolve the issues” In another news report, the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar, has given directives that the embattled chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, must appear before him in person before he can proceed with the trial.
Umar gave the directive on Monday, February 4, when he was reacting to the absence of the embattled CJN at the CCT, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the counsel to Justice Onnoghen led by Adegboyega Awolowo (SAN) had reportedly traded words with Umar over the failure of the suspended CJN to appear at his ongoing trial at the CCT.