It was the third successive adjournment the case had suffered since February 12.
On February 12, the cases were adjourned due to the inability of the three-man panel of the court led by Justice Abdul Aboki to form a quorum.
Granting the request, the court adjourned till Wednesday, but the proceedings were again stalled.
This time, Umar appeared but asked for another adjournment to enable him to amend certain papers already filed by the lawyers from the Federal Ministry of Justice and a response to the fourth appeal.
The appeals were adjourned till February 27 for hearing. One of the CJN’s appeals is challenging the jurisdiction of the CCT to hear the charges against him. Another of the appeals is challenging the ex-parte order on which President Muhammadu Buhari relied on to suspend the CJN and appointed Justice Tanko Muhammad as the acting CJN.
The third appeal challenges the CCT’s refusing to be bound by the orders made by the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court directing the tribunal to halt the CJN’s trial.
Justice Onnoghen had also appealed against the arrest warrant issued against him by the CCT on February 13. Meanwhile, the Danladi Umar-led CCT on February 15 withdrew the arrest warrant following Justice Onnoghen’s appearance before the tribunal. The tribunal had fixed March 11 for the hearing of other pending applications filed by Onnoghen after the suspended CJN pleaded not guilty to the six counts of false declaration of assets instituted against him. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇