Court suspends trial of Chief Justice of Nigeria

The National Industrial Court, Abuja on Monday granted an interim injunction, restraining the Attorney General of Nigeria from further proceeding…

The National Industrial Court, Abuja on Monday granted an interim injunction, restraining the Attorney General of Nigeria from further proceeding with hearing of the alleged non-declaration of assets suit against the Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen.Justice Sanusi Kado granted the order pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for Interlocutory injunction.

Kado said the order was due to the imminent danger of having the subject matter in the suit destroyed before the hearing of the motion on notice.

He said “an order of interim injunction is hereby granted restraining the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th defendants from further proceeding with hearing of charge No. CCT/ABJ/01/19, between The Federal Republic of Nigeria and Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for Interlocutory injunction,” the judge said.

Kado also granted an order of interim injunction restraining the defendants either by themselves, their privies, servants, agents, assigns or whosoever described from forcing Onnoghen from vacating his office as CJN, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

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