The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) yesterday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen for undermining the tribunal.
Ordering either the Inspector General of Police (IGP) or the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Justice Onnoghen, CCT Chairman Danladi Umar said Onnoghen was given an opportunity to submit himself, but he declined.
Umar said: “The tribunal, having given an order on the last adjournment, directing the defendant to surrender himself before the raising of any objection about the validity of the charge against him.
“And, the tribunal, having given the defendant the opportunity to surrender himself today, the tribunal has no option other than to use all the machinery at its disposal to compel the attendance of the accused/defendant in court.
Umar gave the order, after listening to arguments on the application for a warrant of arrest.