NJC Takes Decision On Onnoghen, Tanko Muhammad, Acting CJN
Suspended CJN, Walter Onnoghen and Acting CJN, Tanko Mohammed
The National Judicial Commission (NJC) has taken a decision on the allegations of misconduct against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), as it abstained from considering the allegations relating to assets declaration that were levelled against the suspended CJN.
The body reached the decision after an emergency meeting to examine the report of the five-man committee set up to investigate the petitions against the duo. It however refrained from making its findings public
In a statement on Wednesday, Soji Oye, the council’s director of information, said its recommendation had been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“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”.
Recall that on Feb 11, the council set up a preliminary complaints assessment committee to review the responses given to it by Onnoghen, and Muhammad who is acting in his stead.