The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has scheduled January 14 for the arraignment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), on allegations of false and non- assets declarations.
Mr Ibraheem Al-Hassan, the tribunal’s Head, Press and Public Relations, said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
He said the action was consequent upon an application filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to the Chairman of the tribunal.
Al-Hassan said the application was signed by Mr Ibrahim Usman and Mrs Fatima Ali on behalf of the bureau.
He, therefore, said the tribunal would commence the trial of the CJN on six-count charge as the service of summons had been effected on the defendant.
However, the first reaction came from former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who last night said that democracy is dead in the country.
“This is all part of a well-crafted script. The bitter truth is that democracy is dead in Nigeria. If anyone thinks that Buhari intends to leave power this year or anytime in the near future they need to think again,” Fani-Kayode said.
Speaking in the same vein, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused Buhari Presidency of plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of the 2019 general elections.