Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, has said he intends to call on a Director at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and two other persons to serve as defence witnesses at his ongoing trial of false declaration of assets.
Adegboyega Awomolo, the lead counsel for Justice Onnoghen, disclosed this at the resumption of hearing of the case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Monday.
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According to Awomolo, one of the proposed witnesses being called up by the defence team is Theresa Nwafor, a Director at the CCB.
Upon being asked by Danaldai Umar, CCT Chairman, on how many persons the defence team plans to call as witnesses, Awomolo said: “Two or three.”
The lead defence counsel then applied for a subpoena to be issued to Nwafor, ordering her to appear before the tribunal.
Aliyu Umar, the lead prosecuting counsel, said he had no objection to the application.
The CCT Chairman granted the application and summoned Nwafor to appear before the tribunal at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
The tribunal had on Friday ordered Justice Onnoghen to open his defence after ruling that he had a case to answer in respect of the six counts levelled against him.
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