The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), yesterday, dismissed the no case submission filed last week by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Justice Onnoghen through his counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), had filed a no case submission when the prosecution closed its case after calling only three witnesses.
The matter was then adjourned till yesterday. And at the resumed sitting, Onnoghen’s lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), urged the tribunal to quash the charges against his client on the ground that the Code of Conduct Bureau did not comply with relevant laws before filing the charge.
submitted that CCB also failed to investigate the petition brought against Onnoghen by Denis Aganya before proceeding to file a charge before the CCT.
According to the defense counsel, the two asset declaration forms submitted by Justice Onnoghen were not verified by CCB before charges were filed.
He also argued that the evidence given by the three prosecution witnesses were discredited in the course of cross-examination.