The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has fixed Thursday for final judgment in the alleged non-declaration of assets suit against Justice Walter Onnoghen, suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Onnoghen recently resigned his appointment, but the Presidency has not yet said anything about it.
Both the prosecution led by Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), and the defence by Mr. Okon Efut (SAN), have adopted their final addresses.
As the proceedings went on, the defence argued that the prosecution failed to prove the six counts beyond reasonable doubt as required by law and urged the tribunal to dismiss the case.
Efut maintained that the statement made by Onnoghen to the Code of Conduct Bureau was not confessional as alleged by the prosecution, insisting that the charges were incompetent and unconstitutional as they were based on the provisions of the Code of Conduct Tribunal and Bureau Act which were in conflict with the relevant provisions of the Constitution.
But the prosecution countered that the defence team was only trying to re-define what constitutes “proof beyond a reasonable doubt”, urging the tribunal to return ‘guilty verdict’
Danladi Umar, the tribunal chairman, adjourned till Thursday for judgment.