The trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has commenced without him in attendance.
Justice Onnoghen is facing six charges bordering on failure to declare his assets and operating a domiciliary account, among other charges.
The CJN is represented by a team of lawyers led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN). 47 out of the lawyers are Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The defence counsel says that an accused does not need to be present before motion to quash the charge is heard. He is also challenging the services of the summons on the CJN, on grounds that in a criminal matter, the accused is to be served personally and not anyone else.
Prosecution counsel says that the a day should be picked at the convenience of the court after which service be done to the accused.
The CCT adjourned to 22nd January for hearing of motion challenging the jurisdiction of the court.