Walter Onnoghen to be Dumped as CJN- Reports

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In the midst of all the controversy surrounding the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, could find himself out of a job.

In a report found on TheCable, moves are currently being made by the Federal Government to have Onnoghen replaced and a new CJN sworn in.

A motion has allegedly been filed at the Code of Conduct Bureau and the document, sighted by The Punch, was filed on Thursday by Musa Ibrahim and Fatima Danjuma Ali on behalf of Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation.

Ibrahim Muhammed, who’s the next in line should Onnoghen be removed is being touted as the next CJN.

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According to the report, the document filed at the tribunal is praying the court to grant an interlocutory injunction which “directs the defendant/respondent to step aside as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and chairman of the National Judicial Council over an allegation of contravening the provision of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act CAP C15 Laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004 pending the determination of the case.

“An interlocutory order of the honourable tribunal directing the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to take all necessary measures to swear in the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court as an acting Chief Justice and chairman of the National Judicial Council in order to prevent a vacuum in the judicial arm of government pending the determination of the case.”



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