Police Seal Off Onnoghen’s Office
The police in the early hours of Monday sealed off the office of suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday sworn in Tanko Mohammed as the new CJN, pending the determination of the case against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
This move by the president has since then generated lots of controversies both locally and internationally.
Buhari based his action on an order of the CCT. The chief justice is accused of false assets declaration.
Onnoghen was suspended on the eve of swearing in members of the 2019 national assembly, governorship and state assembly election petition tribunals which Mohammed did on Saturday.
Awusam Bassey, media aide to Onnoghen confirmed the ejection of staff and sealing off of the office.
Despite rulings from the a high court, industrial court and the court of appeal, the CCT refused to stay proceedings in the case against Onnoghen.