The Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen on health grounds till March 18, 2019.
The embattled CJN who has been charged with six counts of non-declaration of assets was reported to have missed the Tuesday’s proceeding because of toothache, high blood pressure.
The CJN’s counsel, Adeboyega Awomolo, tendered a letter from the CJN, explaining that he developed issues with his tooth and could not make it to court.
Concise News gathered that the prosecutor, Aliyu Umar, said he had also received a copy of the letter as well as a medical report indicating he had a high blood pressure.
He added that the health of a defendant is as important as the case on the ground and in the light of that, he would concede that the absence is on medical grounds.
He, therefore, urged the court to consider the report and adjourn the case till next week Monday or another week for a day-to-day hearing.
According to the letter, Onnoghen was given a 72-hour bed rest.
Having considered the situation, the chairman of the tribunal then adjourned the case.