Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen has closed his case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The closure of Onnoghen’s case came as a surprise as the defendant had only on Monday, indicated through his lawyer, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), that he would be calling “two or three witnesses.”
Only one of the witnesses, Mr. Lawal Busari, Onnoghen’s driver since 1999, had testified at the previous proceedings on Monday.
However on Wednesday, Onnoghen’s lead defence counsel for the Wednesday’s proceedings, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), informed the tribunal of the decision to close the defendant’s case.
CCT on Wednesday fixed April 15 for adoption of final addresses by parties in the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on charges of false and non-declaration of assets.