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Onnoghen's Counsel announces Closure of Defendant's Case - BellaNaija

PIC 3. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen taking oath of office before the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/3/17)
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Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, closed his case at the ongoing trial on charges of false and non-declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) today.

Punch reports that the defence counsel led by Chris Uche (SAN), rose to announce the closure of the defendant’s case. He said:

My lords, today is for continuation of trial. But my lords, after a deep review of the evidence led by the prosecution and the defence, the defence has come to conclusion and we have closed our case.

Pursuant to paragraph 14 of the Practice Direction of this honourable tribunal, we apply to file our final written addresses.

The date for the judgment would be fixed after the adoption of the final addresses.

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