By abuwaz • 11th Feb 2019 • 201 views • 39 comments

The week resumes with the National Judicial Council reconvening to begin another series of deliberations over the two Chief Justices currently enmeshed in issues with President Muhammadu Buhari.

While Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations of corruption, Chief Tanko Muhammad is in the spotlight for taking over in a process that is said not to be proper and legal for the judicial arm of government

The National Judicial Council (NJC) will meet today to deliberate further over the petitions against Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and acting CJN Tanko Muhammad.

Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on the order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, before whom the suspended CJN is standing trial over allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets.

Muhammad was sworn in by Buhari to serve as CJN, although in an acting capacity.

On January 29, 2019, the NJC had adjourned its meeting till February 11, 2019, after issuing a two-week ultimatum to Onnoghen and Muhammad to respond to petitions levelled against them.

Both Justices are said to have responded to the petitions, but their responses have not been made public.

Source daily advent

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