CCT Issues Bench Warrant for Onnoghen’s Arrest
The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has issued a bench warrant for the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to arrest, present Justice Onnoghen.
The embattled Chief Justice was accused of failing to declare his assets, as well as maintaining a domiciliary bank account.
Buhari had also ordered his suspension and appointed Tanko Mohammad, acting CJN.
The National Judicial Council, NJC, had on Monday, ordered the CJN to respond to a fresh petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, lodged against him and was handed seven days to respond to allegations the EFCC raised against him.
The Council, which took the decision at the end of its emergency meeting in Abuja, further constituted a Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee, to consider responses to both Onnoghen and the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, to various petitions against them. Buhari assents to Competition and Consumer Protection Bill The NJC said it would reconvene on Wednesday to take a final decision on the fate of Justices Onnoghen and Muhammad.