The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has pleaded not guilty to the 6-count charge of non-declaration of assets before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Onnoghen appeared before the tribunal on Friday after all attempts to halt his appearance before the CCT failed.
After some exchanges between Onnoghen’s counsel and prosecution counsel, the tribunal adjourned proceedings till March 11 for hearing of all pending applications.
However, the tribunal granted Onnoghen bail on self recognition.
The CJN is standing trial for alleged failure to declare huge sums of money found in his domiciliary accounts and for allegedly operating foreign accounts.
He was later suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari who claimed to have acted based on an order of the CCT. The suspension has, however, been criticised as high-handed and an infringement on the independence of the judiciary.