The National Judicial Council has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen to respond to a petition filed against him by the office of the attorney-general of the federation.
The emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) has ended, The Cable can report.
According to reports, the emergency meeting took place on Tuesday, January 29.
The NJC also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the acting CJN, Ibrahim Muhammad, to respond to alleged breach of its rule.
It also referred petition written against Danladi Umar, the Code of Conduct Tribunal chairman, to the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).
The council is expected to reconvene on February 11, to discuss further actions against the top two judicial officers.
In a related development, a front-line lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, condemned the decision by the suspended CJN, Onnoghen, to challenge his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Falana who made this known on Sunday, January 27, pointed out that Onnoghen himself stated during the case of Senate President Bukola Saraki and the federal government that the CCT was the only forum empowered to try public office holders.
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