The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered that the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar should be served an interim order and hearing notice, in the suit filed by one Peter Abang, seeking to restrain the CCT from prosecuting the Chief Justice of Nigeria,Walter Onnoghen.
The court had made an interim order on 14th January for the suspension of the trial pending the determination of the suit challenging Mr Onnoghen’s false asset charge at the CCT.
The order also restrained the CCT chairman, Danladi Umar; Inspector General of Police, Minister of justice Abubakar Malami, Senate president Bukola Saraki, NJC and the Federal Judicial Service Commission, from taking
further actions pending the determination of the application.
Presiding judge ,justice Sanusi Kado, ordered that the process and the interim order should be served on the chairman of the CCT through substituted means and posted at the walls of the CCT.
Justice Kado also held that, hearing notice should be served on all parties and that the interim order made on 14th January restraining the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from proceeding with the trial against the Chief
Justice of Nigeria, still subsists.
The matter was adjourned to 30th January for hearing of the pending motion and the substantive suit.