The Court of Appeal in Abuja has dismissed the appeal of former Chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen challenging his suspension by the Code of Conduct tribunal.
In a unanimous decision a 3- man panel of the Appellate court held that the exparte order has been spent and so, there was no use in making a pronouncement on it.
The Court of appeal also dismissed Justice Onnoghen’s appeal challenging the bench warrant issued against him.
It held that there were no records of proceedings on the bench warrant issued by the tribunal, making the appeal incompetent.
The Court of appeal also unanimously dismissed another appeal of Justice Walter Onnoghen, Challenging the Jurisdiction of the CCT to hear the asset declaration charges brought against him.
The court stressed that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act has allowed for the continuation of cases while certain appeals are made.
In a fourth appeal, the court of appeal, dismissed the appeal challenging the refusal of the CCT to be bound by the orders of the federal high court and industrial court to halt his trial.
It held that the CCT erred in its decision to speedily ignore the orders, however relying on section 306 of the ACJA, the stay of proceedings can not be granted in interlocutory applications.