NJC queries Onnoghen and Mohammed at the end of crucial meeting
The National Judicial Council, rising from a crucial meeting, has issued letters of query to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; and the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed, The PUNCH has learnt.
It was learnt that the two judges were given seven days to respond to the queries.
Onnoghen was asked to respond to allegations leveled against him, especially why he failed to declare all his assets, as stipulated by law.
The Acting CJN, Mohammed, was also asked to explain why he allowed himself to be sworn-in by President Muhammadu Buhari without the recommendation of the Council, as stipulated by the Constitution.
If the two judges are sanctioned by dismissal, the third most senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour of Lagos State, will replace them.
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