Breaking: Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears in Mohammed as CJN

President Muhamamdu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, pending the outcome of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The president announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa today, saying the decision followed the order of the CCT requesting Onnoghen’s suspension.

Buhari then swore in Justice Tanko Mohammed, who hails from Bauchi State and is the most senior justice of the apex court, in an acting capacity.

This was confirmed by the special assistant to the president on new media, Bashir Ahmad, who posted it on Twitter.

More to follow…

 

 

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