A team of 94 lawyers led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) has arrived the Code Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja to defend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The defence team includes 47 Senior Advocates with 47 other lawyers. The CJN is scheduled for arraignment before the tribunal today, although he has not been seen on the tribunal’s premises.
The proceedings is scheduled to start by 10:00 a.m. Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria in his defence team who were already seated awaiting the commencement of the proceedings include, Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi, Wole Olanipekun, Chief Chris Uche, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo among others. On the side of the prosecution, there are five lawyers led by Aliyu Umar SAN.