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National Judicial Council sends report on Onnoghen and Acting CJN probe to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen

The National Judicial Council on Wednesday concluded the investigation on the petitions written against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad.

Mr. Soji Oye, the Director of Information of the NJC, noted that the NJC had sent its report to President Muhammadu Buhari because it considers it inappropriate to share the report with the public before Mr. President received it.

The petition and allegations against Onnoghen were however not investigated because it was still an ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

“The National Judicial Council reconvened today in an Emergency Meeting to consider the Report of the Five-Man Committee constituted to investigate the allegations of misconduct made against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON and Hon. Mr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR.

“Council decided that the allegations relating to assets declaration that were levelled against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON were subjudice and therefore abstained from considering them.

“Council reached a decision on the petitions written by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and others and conveyed its decision to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.

“Council also resolved that, by the nature of the decision reached, it would be inappropriate to publicise it before conveying it to Mr. President.”

President Buhari appoints new acting CJN, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed
President Buhari appoints new acting CJN, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed
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