Olanipekun leads legal team for Onnoghen’s defence at CCT

Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) is leading a team of lawyers to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Abuja in defence of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is being arraigned by the Federal Government for alleged non declaration of his assets.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CJN Onnoghen did not appear in person.
Chief Chris Uche, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, Sebastine Hon, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, Kehinde Ogunwumiju and A.T Kehinde are among the 45 Senior Advocates of Nigeria representing Onnoghen.
Also, 55 lawyers are in the Onnoghen’s defence team.
Meanwhile, a former Director of Public Prosecution in Kano State, Aliyu Umar (SAN), is leading the Federal Government’s prosecution ‎team.
Umar was one of the senior lawyers appointed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), as part of government’s prosecution team in 2016.
He led the FG’s prosecution team that was to prosecute the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu for alleged forgery of Senate rules.
The charges were however, withdrawn from court.

The Premium Times Report

Meanwhile, Premium Times reports the list of the Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) standing in for the CJN as follows:
At least 47 senior advocates of Nigeria have arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for the opening hearing in the false assets declaration case against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Mr Onnoghen is accused of failing to declare a series of bank accounts linked to him for several years, in alleged violation of the code of conduct law for public officeholders.
A petition containing the allegations was sent to the Code of Conduct Bureau on January 9, and the Code of Conduct Tribunal fixed Monday morning for commencement of trial.
The allegations were made by Denis’s Aghanya, a politician with history of working for President Muhammadu Buhari.
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LIST OF COUNSEL OF THE DEFENDANT/ APPLIACANT
1 CHIEF WOLE OLANIPEKUN SAN
2 CHIEF ADEGBOYEGA AWOMOLO SAN
3 KANU AGABI SAN
4 YUSUF ALI SAN
5 CHIEF BAYO OJO SAN
6 DR. ALEX IZIYON SAN
7 CHIEF CHRIS UCHE SAN
8 LUCIUS O. NWOSU SAN
9 CHIEF ASSAM ASSAM SAN
10 ADEBAYO ADELODUN
11 PAUL EROKORO SAN
12 S.I. AMEH SAN
13 R.A. LAWAL-RABANA SAN
14 CHARLES AJUYAH SAN
15 CHIEF SEBASTINE HON SAN
16 NELLA ANDEM-RABANA SAN
17 CHIEF CHUKWUMA EKOMARU SAN
18 OKON EFUT SAN
19 J.U.K. IGWE SAN
20 J.S. OKUTEPA SAN
21 ROTIMI OGUNESO SAN
22 MOGAJI A. MAHMOUD SAN
23 OGWU JAMES ONOJA SAN
24 AKINLOLU KEHINDE SAN
25 JOE ABRAHAM SAN
26 CHUKWUMA MACHUKWU H SAN
27 CHIEF MRS. VICTORIA AWOMOLO SAN
28 TAWO E. TAWO SAN
29 SILVA OGWEMOH SAN
30 ADEDEJI ADERIBIGBE SAN
31 GORDY UHCE SAN
32 CHIEF EDWARD KUNAV ASHIEKAA SAN
33 P.O. OKOLO SAN
34 MUYIWA AKINBORO SAN
35 DR. VALERIE AZINGE SAN
36 OLA OLANIPEKUN SAN
37 WILCOX ABERETON SAN
38 ABDUL IBRAHIM SAN
39 DR. J.Y. MUSA SAN
40 KEHINDE OGUNWUMIJU SAN
41 OBA MADUABUCHI SAN
42 OLUBOWALE TAIWO SAN
43 STEPHEN ADEHI SAN
44 DR. GARBA YEYENKI SAN
45 CHIEF SOLO AKUMA SAN
46 BERY IGWILLO SAN
47 CHIEF OFFIONG OFFIONG SAN

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