The Court of Appeal on Thursday ordered the Code of Conduct Tribunal to halt the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
The appeal court granted an order for stay of proceedings of the trial at the tribunal.
A three-member panel of the appeal court granted the interim order pending the ruling on a suit filed by Mr Onnoghen.
The CCT had adjourned Mr Onnoghen’s trial to Monday.
Mr Onnoghen is being tried by the Nigerian government for alleged false asset declaration.
He has denied any wrongdoing.