Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), was absent when the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) commenced sitting at 10am on Monday.
The tribunal had summoned him following a petition submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by a civil society group identified as the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI).
The CJN was accused of false declaration of assets. The federal government had filed six counts charge against him.
Wole Olanipekun, counsel to Onnoghen, challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter.
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