NJC gives Onnoghen, Acting CJN seven days to respond to petitions

National Judicial Council has given seven days to suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, to respond to a petition written against him.

NJC also gave the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, seven days to respond to a separate petition written against him.

NJC said in a communique at the end of its emergency meeting on Tuesday that it received two petitions against Muhammad and one against Onnoghen. A fourth petition was written against chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr Danladi Umar.

According to NJC, it addressed three of the petitions and directed the one against Umar to the Judicial Service Commission for further action.

The NJC confirmed report that its meeting was not attended by acting CJN. It also said Onnoghen excused himself from the meeting, like Mr Mohammed.

A former President of Court of Appeal, Mr Umaru Abdullahi, presided over Tuesday’s meeting.

 

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