The Code of Conduct Tribunal case against the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen was today opened for its first hearing, Premium Times reports.
Mr Onnoghen is accused of failing to declare a series of bank accounts linked to him for several years, in alleged violation of the code of conduct law for public officeholders.
At least 47 senior advocates of Nigeria, led by Wole Olanipekun as part of the defence team of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, had arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
A petition containing the allegations was sent to the Code of Conduct Bureau on January 9, made by Denis’s Aghanya, a politician, and a former aide of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The matter, which lasted barely an hour saw the defence team challenging the jurisdiction of the case.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal adjourned until January 22 for the next hearing.