The Court of Appeal in Abuja has barred the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from proceeding with hearing in the false assets declaration filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Walter Onnoghen.
The former governor was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a charge of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of over N1.16bn Ecological Funds allocated to the state.
The Court of Appeal Lagos, on Friday, discharged and acquitted a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with alleged N2.6 billion fraud.
In a lead judgment, the Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, directed the freezing of the account of the Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.
The court allowed the appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against the judgment of Justice Taiwo. O Taiwo of Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti division.
Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, is in serious battle to retain his seat in the red chamber following a suit he filed at the Supreme Court, seeking an order restraining the INEC from proceeding with his recall from the Senate.
Melaye’s appeal is sequel to a judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal on March 16, which gave INEC the go ahead to continue with the recall.