UPDATE: NJC To Further Investigate Petitions Against Onnoghen, Muhammad

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The National Judicial Council has constituted a five-man investigative committee to further investigate petitions against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad.

The NJC has also forwarded a fresh petition written against the Acting CJN by the Action People’s Party (APP) for his response within seven working days.

In a statement by its Director of Information, Soji Oye, the NJC said the decisions followed a continuation of its emergency meeting, during which the council accepted the result of the preliminary assessment of the petitions against Justices Onnoghen and Muhammad.

The investigative committee initially set up to assess the first petitions had submitted that the allegations were worthy of further investigation and should not be terminated under Rule 17 of the Judicial Discipline Regulations of the Council.

According to the statement by the NJC, “The council constituted a five-member Investigation Committee pursuant to Rule 20 (1) of the Judicial Discipline Regulations under the Chairmanship of Hon. Mr Justice S. A. Akintan, CON, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria”.

It added that the Council directed a five-man Committee to work expeditiously, determine all the petitions and responses and report to Council for a final decision.

Culled from Channels Television.

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