“CCT breached Onnoghen’s right to fair hearing when it ordered his suspension based on the false assets declaration charges filed against him at the tribunal.” – Court of Appeal

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The court of appeal has ruled that the Code of Conduct Bureau breached former CJN Walter Onnoghens rights to fair hearing by ordering his suspension based on the charges filed against him at the CCT.

Justice Olabisi Ige, who read the lead judgment in another appeal, held that the CCT ought to have been bound by the various court orders from the National Industrial Court and the Federal High Court stopping the trial.

The judge also faulted the tribunal for ignoring the orders.

The court however struck out other motions citing that they had already been overtaken by events.

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