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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Premium Times)

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