CJN: Industrial Court Orders Service To CCT Chairman

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, yesterday ordered the service of an interim order and hearing notice on the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar.

This is just as the Court extended the interim order made on January 14 restraining the defendants from further proceeding with the trial against the CJN.

The Court however adjourned the matter until January 30 for hearing of motion on notice of the interlocutory injunction in the substantive suit.

The orders follow the suit seeking to restrain the tribunal from prosecuting the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Counsel to the claimant, James Igwe (SAN), informed the court that originating processes and interim order had been served on all parties except the tribunal’s chairman and the Senate President.

Igwe explained that secretary to the Tribunal chairman received the document on behalf of the chairman personally.

He, however, said the failure to serve the Senate President was an oversight that would be corrected immediately.

Presiding Judge, Justice Sanusi Kado, ordered that the processes and interim order be served on the Tribunal’s chairman through substituted means.

He equally ordered that notice should be placed on the wall of the Tribunal’s office, stressing that hearing notices should be served on all parties.

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