The National Judicial Commission (NJC) has taken a decision on the allegations of misconduct brought against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), and Tanko Muhammad, the acting CJN.
The decision was taken after an emergency meeting to examine the report of the five-man committee set up to investigate the petitions against the duo and their responses.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by Soji Oye, the council’s director of information, the NJC has sent its recommendation to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Oye said, “it would be inappropriate to publicise it before conveying it to Mr. President.”
“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.
“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,” the statement reads.
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