Onnoghen, acting CJN Muhammad to know fate today as NJC meets

The National Judicial Council, NJC, will later today meet to give its final verdict after hearing from suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and the acting CJN, Ibrahim Muhammad.

According to the NJC spokesperson, Soji Oye, the council is meeting today, Monday, to give a final verdict after giving the two senior members of the council seven days to respond to petitions brought against them.

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While Mr Onnoghen is accused of false asset charge, his counterpart was indicted of a constitutional violation for submitting himself to be sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari after Mr Onnoghen was suspended by the president, without approval from the NJC, in January.

The petition indicting Mr Onnoghen was written by members of a group, Resource Centre For Civil Education, while the allegation against Mr Muhammad was written by a lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, and another group, Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative.

Details later