The embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, has approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja, adducing 16 grounds why his conviction by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) should be vacated.
Onnoghen, maintained that the Mr. Danladi Umar-led CCT panel erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice against him, when it failed to decline jurisdiction to entertain the six-count charge the Federal Government preferred against him.
He further contended that the CCT Chairman ought to have recused himself from presiding over his trial.
Besides, the former CJN, in his notice of appeal that was sighted by Vanguard last night, urged the Court of Appeal to declare that the charge against him had become academic. Read more