NJC issues seven-day ultimatum to both suspended CJN, and the acting CJN

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the suspended chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, and the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad.

This was disclosed after an emergency meeting in Abuja.

Ibrahim Muhammad is to respond to a petition against him over an alleged breach of NJC rules, allowing himself to be sworn in as acting CJN without due consultation with the NJC as stipulated constitutionally.

The body also referred the petition written against the Code of Conduct Tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, to the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).

The council, therefore, said it would reconvene on February 11to discuss further actions against the judicial officers.


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