Federal high court in Abuja preceded by Justice Evelyn Maha, has stopped the planned arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on charges of non-declaration of assets.
Justice Maha, while ruling on two ex-parte applications on Monday, ordered parties to maintain the status quo. The judge ordered parties not to take any further steps in respect of the trial until January 17 when all parties to both suits are to return
Justice Maha also ordered the service of court”s documents in relation to the substantive suits on the defendants and adjourned to January 17 for parties to appear for possible hearing.
The first suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2019, was filed by the Incorporated Trustees of the Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative (CJPI), while the second, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/28/2019 was by the Incorporated Trustees of the International Association of Students Economists and Management (IASEM).