JUST IN: Onnoghen Pleads Not Guilty At CCT

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By Biola Adebayo

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday, enter the dock at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja.

An official of the CCT, who called the case, informed the tribunal that the defendant (Onnoghen) was in is in court.

The CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar insisted that Onnghen, who had sat on the front seat by the left of the tribunal sitting venue, must enter the dock, a directive the suspended CJN obeyed and went straight into the dock.

Onnoghen rejected a chair given to him to sit on.

He insisted on standing and said he preferred to stand for now.

Upon the request by the prosecution, the tribunal Chairman ordered that the charge be read to the defendant.

An official of the tribunal read the charge to him, to which he pleaded not guilty.

On Wednesday, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar ordered his arrest following his consistent absence from court.

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