ONNOGHEN’S TRIAL MUST CONTINUE, FG TELLS CCT
Written by thereachfm on March 12, 2019
The Federal Government, yesterday, explained why it would pursue the six-count charge initiated against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria,CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to its logical conclusion.
The government, through its lawyer, Aliyu Umar, SAN, insisted that Justice Onnoghen, who was suspended from office by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25, acted in breach of the oath he took as a public officer.
However, It maintained that contrary to Onnoghen’s contention, he was not charged for misconducting himself as a judicial officer, but for violating the code of conduct for public officers.