Onnoghen: Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Denies Resigning

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on January 28th, 2019

Abuja, Nigeria: The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has denied media reports that he has resigned following his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to a statement by his media aide, Awassam Bassey, the CJN described as ‘Fake News’ all reports suggesting that he has resigned.

“Mischief makers are still circulating this fake news. Once again, no truth in it whatsoever. The Hon CJN, Hon Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has not resigned”, Awassam Bassey said.

There have been several speculations regarding Justice Onnoghen case at the Code Of Conduct Bureau.

President Buhari suspended Justice Onnoghen on Friday, January 25, Justice Tanko Mohammed was sworn in to serve as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The President’s move has since generated diverse reactions across the country and even in the international community.

NBA To Boycott Court Activities For Two Days Over Onnoghen’s Suspension

The Nigerian Bar Association has declared a two-day boycott of all court matters in protest against the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

The decision is part of the resolution reached at the emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the association in Abuja today.

The two-day boycott will be observed on Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

The NBA had condemned the suspension of the CJN by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the action as unconstitutional.

President Muhammadu Buhari last week suspended Walter Onnoghen and appointed an acting CJN, Mohammed Tanko.

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