EFCC files fresh petition against Onnoghen as NJC meets on him and Tanko

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The National Judicial Council reconvened in an Emergency Meeting on Monday.

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A statement by NJC Spokesman, Soji Oye, said the meeting was called to consider the responses of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and the acting Chief Justice, Justice Muhammad Tanko to the three petitions written against them.

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According Oye, NJC members resolved Monday to constitute into the Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee in accordance with Regulation 17 of the National Judicial Council Judicial Discipline Regulations, 2017 and report to Council on the 13th of February 2019.

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The Council will reconvene on Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, the statement said.

He disclosed that Council also received a new petition written by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Hon. Mr. Justice W.S.N. Onnoghen, GCON and forwarded it to him for his response within seven (7) working days.

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Oye added that “Council reaffirmed its confidence in Hon. Mr. Justice Umaru Abdullahi, CON and continues under his Interim Chairmanship.”

*Photo L-R: Onnoghen, Tanko

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