There was mild drama at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja this morning when Lanre Busari, the 1st witness of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was found with prepared answers written in a piece of paper popularly known in local parlance as ”Expo”.
Onnoghen is standing trial over allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets.
At the resumed hearing of the case today April 1st, Onnoghen opened his defence and his lawyers called in one of his witnesses, Lawal Olanrewaju Busari, his official driver, who took the oath and entered the witness box.
During the cross-examination, Busari answered all the questions Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), the defence counsel, asked him about his relationship with Onnoghen and other questions.
However, when Aliyu Umar, the prosecution counsel, asked him to hand over the paper in his hand to Danladi Umar, the CCT Chairman, it was discovered that the paper contained written answers to questions of the defence counsel.
The court, therefore, admitted the script found on the witness as an exhibit.
The matter was adjourned till Wednesday, April 3rd.