The trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, was Tuesday stalled at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Jabi, Abuja, due to sudden sickness developed Tuesday.
The court had on Monday ordered a day-to-day trial of Justice Onnoghen who was arraigned for not declaring or disclosing his assets as prescribed by law, and for maintaining foreign bank accounts.
The suspended CJN, who attended proceedings on Monday , was absent at the resumption of proceedings on Tuesday.
His lead counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), explained to the tribunal that Onnoghen’s absence was occasioned by a tooth-ache and high blood pressure which was said to be around 210/121.
The medical report signed by one Dr Francis Uche, the Medical Director of the hospital, recommended among others that Onnoghen must observe 72 hours bed rest for his high blood pressure to be properly monitored.