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Breaking: Court Hears Cjn’s Appeal Against Trial Thursday

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja has fixed Thursday (January 24) for the commencement of hearing in the appeal filed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen against his planned trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

On Monday, a three-man panel of the appellate court, led by Justice Abdu Aboki, after hearing preliminary submissions from lawyer to the CJN, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) and Emanuel Omonuwa (Director Civil Litigation, Federal Ministry of Justice) for the respondent (the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN), adjourned to January 24.

The court adjourned principally for the hearing of a motion on notice, filed by the CJN, for an injunction restraining the CCT from conducting further proceedings in respect of the charge against the CJN pending the determination of the appeal.

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