NJC Constitutes Panel on Onnoghen, Tanko…. Justice Umaru Remains Interim Chairman
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up a preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee to assess the response of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the acting CJN Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, to the three petitions written against them.
NJC members constituted the Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee in accordance with Regulation 17 of the NJC Judicial Discipline Regulations, 2017 and mandated the committee to report to them on 13th of February 2019.
The Council in a statement issued by its director of information Mr. Soji Oye in Abuja indicated that the NJC will reconvene on Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 to take final decision on the matter.
The statement further disclosed that the council also received a new petition written by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Justice Onnoghen, and forwarded it to him for his response within seven (7) working days.
NJC reaffirmed its confidence in Justice Umaru Abdullahi a retired president of the Court of Appeal, and mandated him to continue under his Interim Chairmanship