Bench Warrant for Justice Onnoghen: CCT has gone too far – Agbakoba
By Olisa Agbakoba
CCT HAS GONE TOO FAR TO ISSUE A BENCH WARRANT FOR ARREST OF HON. JUSTICE WALTER ONNOGHEN, JSC.
I am shocked that the Code of Conduct Tribunal will issue a Bench warrant for the arrest of Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen, knowing full well that its jurisdiction to try the case has been challenged and the Application on the challenge is on the CCT docket, and no hearing has occurred.
The CCT is aware that there is now before the National Judicial Council, a petition against Justice Walter Onnoghen on exactly the same charges at the CCT. The CCT ought to await the outcome of the pending matters in the NJC, Appeal Court and Federal High Court. The conduct of the CCT subverts the Rule of Law and due process.