Onnoghen pleads not guilty, gets bail on self-recognizance

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The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has been docked before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over allegations of non-declaration of assets.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

He was immediately granted bail on self-recognisance by the tribunal following a short oral application by the defence counsel, Chief Chris Uche (SAN).

After the bail was granted, Uche also applied to the tribunal to adjourn to a date after the general elections.

The trial is adjourned till March 11.

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