Buhari Suspends Chief Justice of Nigeria’s, Justice Walter Onoghen, Swears in Tanko


President Muhammed Buhari has not only suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, but sworn in Mr Tanko as his repalcement. Several groups and lawyers have adduced to the fact that he has no powers under Nigerian law to suspend or remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria…

This is a breaking news…….

According to Premium Times Newspaper, “Mr Onnoghen is facing trial over alleged false asset declaration brought against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

The Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, has also requested that Mr Onnoghen resigns from office, following the various allegations.

The case, currently ongoing at the CCT was adjourned till January 28.

But the Court of Appeal on Thursday ordered the tribunal to suspend sitting, pending the discharge of current applications before it.

The Court of Appeal will give its verdict on the matter on January 30.

The appeals were brought by Mr Onnoghen who wants his trial halted, citing lack of merit”.

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