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NJC ends emergency meeting, to investigate petitions against Onnoghen and Tanko

The Nigeria Judicial Council, NJC, has ended it’s Emergency Meeting today, Elombah News has learnt.

The body gave Hon. Justices Walter Onnoghen, GCON and Tanko Muhammad, CFR. seven (7) working days to respond to petitions written against them.

It also referred Petitions written against the CCT Chairman, Danladi Yakubu Umar to Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) for investigations.

Judicial sources told Elombah News NJC is to reconvene on 11th February, 2019.

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Onnoghen was asked to respond to allegations leveled against him, especially why he failed to declare all his assets, as stipulated by law.

The Acting CJN, Mohammed, was also asked to explain why he allowed himself to be sworn-in by President Muhammadu Buhari without the recommendation of the Council, as stipulated by the Constitution.

If the two judges are sanctioned by dismissal, the third most senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour of Lagos State, will replace them.

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