By Our Reporter
The trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria has commenced with about 30 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN0 with other junior lawyers appearing for the CJN while one SAN and five junior lawyers appeared for the federal government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria who is scheduled to be arraigned on six counts of non-declaration of assets was not at the Tribunal.
The defence team led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), is appearing against the Federal Government’s prosecution team with only one Senior Advocate of Nigeria and four other junior counsels.
Among the SANs appearing for the CJN that have arrived court included Olanipekun, Chief Kanu Agabi, Chief Chris Uche, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, Mrs. Victoria Agabi, Sebastine Hon, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, Kehinde Ogunwumiju, Garba Tetengi A.T Kehinde, and Effiong Offiong.
Others also include, Yusuf Ali, Sylva Ogwemoh, Paul Erokoro, Tawo, among others.
As of 9.47am, the CJN has not been seen on the tribunal’s premises for the proceedings scheduled to start by 10am.
Meanwhile, the lead prosecuting counsel, Umar is a former Director of Public Prosecution in Kano State.