President Buhari has suspended embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. A presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed this on twitter some minutes past.
”JUST IN: President @MBuhari suspends the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen and appoints Mr. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as acting CJN.
Justice Tanko Mohammed from Bauchi State, who is next in line to Justice Onnoghen. He was sworn in by Mr. Buhari Friday afternoon inside the council chamber of the State House, Abuja. The swearing was done after the president signed the new Executive Order 007.
Justice Onnoghen is being tried for false declaration of assets.
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