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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

BREAKING: NJC finally takes decisions on allegations against Onnoghen, Tanko Muhammad

The National Judicial Commission, NJC, has finally taken a decision on the allegations of misconduct brought against suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen.

They also reached a decision on allegation against Acting CJN, Tanko Muhammad.

The 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.

The NJC reached this decision after an emergency meeting to examine the report of the five-man committee set up to investigate the petitions against Onnoghen and Muhammad. However, it refrained from making its findings public.

This was contained in a statement on Wednesday, by Soji Oye, the council’s director of information.

The NJC said its recommendation had been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari.

NJC statement added, “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,” Soji Oye, NJC’s Director of Information, said in a statement on Wednesday.

“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.”

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