Onnoghen: NJC Send Recommendation To Buhari

National Judicial Council (NJC) Wednesday said in Abuja that it had determined the petitions alleging misconduct against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the acting Chief Justice, Justice Tanko Muhammad, adding that it had sent its findings to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The NJC had in January set up a five-man committee to treat sundry petitions against the two topmost judicial officers as well as the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar.

A statement by the Director of Information, NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, said the body reconvened Wednesday to consider the report of the five-man committee constituted to investigate the allegations.

According to the statement, while the council refrained from taking any decision on the issue of asset declaration charges on the grounds that the issue is currently in court, the NJC, however, reached a decision on the petition of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and others.
Oye, however, disclosed that the NJC has conveyed its decision to Buhari.

He said: “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 Justices Onnoghen and Muhammad.

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