Onnoghen Misses CCT Trial Over Toothache And High Blood Pressure

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was again absent from Tuesday’s proceeding of the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he is charged with six count of non-declaration of assets.

His lawyer, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) said Onnoghen developed a toothache which had to be treated urgently.

The defence also brought a photocopy of the medical report to court. Prosecuting counsel Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), also acknowledged receipt of the report.

The report also states that the defendant had a blood pressure of 410/121, and the doctor signed that Onnoghen needed to rest.

The tribunal, led by its chairman, Danladi Umar, had ruled on Monday that hearing in the case would hold daily.

However, following the recommendation of the doctor that the defendant needs a bed rest for 72 hours, the tribunal adjourned the case till March 18.

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