A non-governmental organisation and judiciary watchdog, Access to Justice, has faulted the procedure leading to the conviction of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The CCT last Thursday convicted Onnoghen of failure to fully declare his assets.
The tribunal ordered his sacking and forfeiture of the funds in five bank accounts which Onnoghen failed to declare.
Reacting to the CCT verdict in a statement by its Director, Joseph Otteh, and Programme Officer, Daniel Aloaye, A2J said while it believed in the principle of equality before the law, the proceedings leading to the verdict were not fair. Read more