Onnoghen: National Judicial Council transmits Final Decision to Presidency


The National Judicial Council, NJC, has announced it has reached a decision after considering the report of its five-man committee constituted to investigate petitions against Justices Walter Onnoghen and Tanko Muhammad.

The council said it has decided to send its report to President Muhammadu Buhari rather than making it public in view of “the nature of the decision reached.

Its spokesman, Soji Oye said, in a statement:

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 levelledagainst 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.

Council also resolved that, by the nature of the decision reached, it would be inappropriate to publicise it before conveying it to Mr. President.


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