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Court stops Chief Justice of Nigeria’s planned arraignment

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A Federal High Court which sat today in Abuja, has reportedly stopped the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s planned arraignment by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

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Justice Evelyn Maha of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who ruled on two ex-parte applications on Monday, ordered parties to maintain the status quo and also not to take any further steps in respect of the trial until January 17 when all parties to both suits are to return.

While the ex parte application in the suit FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2019 was moved by Mr. R.A Lawal-Rabana (SAN), before Justice Maha on Monday, the ex parte application filed in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/28/2019 ‎was moved by Mr. Jeph Njikonye.

The court which stopped the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s planned arraignment, 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.

Justice Onnoghen was however absent at the CCT proceedings forcing the tribunal to adjourn till January 22.


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118 Comments

  1. At least they did the right thing by stopping the arraignment. All charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria should be removed

  2. I have said it bfore that this case will be frustrated by the court due tonour judicial system. No one is above the law

  3. They will keep adjorning it until the public forgets about it but no matter the status Ibe shouldn’t be above the law

  4. It should be stopped since it’s an order from the court. There should be equality before the law

  5. Can’t things be normal in Nigeria, must the law be upside down. Everyday one story or the other

  6. Are court date truly followed as planned. Postponement of court proceedings seems to be the order of the day.

  7. Can’t things be normal in Nigeria, must the law be upside down, everyday one story or the other

  8. This case will drive to nothing meaningful at the end of the day. constant postponement of the hearing is always the order of the day.

  9. This is just the beginning. I will see where all these is heading. Its good they stopped the arraignment though..

  10. Yeah this order was right, how can code of conduct bureau arrest and prosecuted a chief justice of Nigeria, it is not proper atall, the court have shown that they are independent, let this mather be properly handled oo.

  11. This is really sad, I think democracy is on the line of death, let’s say it now. Thisntiming is very wrong

  12. Nigeria with their system of making law. This is the planning against 2019 general election o.let’s wait and see what will happen in the end

  13. how can code of conduct bureau arrest and prosecuted a chief justice of Nigeria, it is not proper atall, the court have shown that they are independent, let this mather be properly handled oo.

  14. ok nice one let everybody wait till 17th January when all parties will return to attain and listen to the clarification at once nice thinking…

  15. This is Nigeria where all are not equal before the law, soon we will not heard anything about the case.

  16. Maybe the best thing to do at this time,but I still think the law should take it full cause,Nobody is above the law

  17. Judiciary in Nigeria is always given me headache, the four should have allowed the man to go to court and prove his innocence

  18. No body is above the law it’s time our leaders set a good example with or without Niger delta militant tract.

  19. this country is so bad in a country where the chief justice himself is being tried what country is in nigeria

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