Breaking: NJC sets up panel on Onnoghen, acting CJN Muhammad

Breaking: NJC sets up panel on Onnoghen, acting CJN Muhammad

A preliminary complaints assessment committee has been set up by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to review the responses given to it by Walter Onnoghen and the Supreme Court Justice Ibrahim Muhammad.

The NJC had given Walter Onnoghen and Ibrahim Muhammad seven days to respond to the allegations against them.

The council was expected to give its verdict after hearing the responses of the two accused judges on Monday, February 11, Premium Times reports.

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According to spokesperson for the NJC, Soji Oye, the Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee was set up in accordance with Regulation 17 of the National Judicial Council Judicial Discipline Regulations, 2017.

The committee is to report its finding to the council on February 13 when it will reconvene, the medium reports further.

Recall that had reported that the deliberation by the National Judicial Council on the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, and Tanko Muhammad, who was recently appointed as CJN by President Muhammadu Buhari was expected to continue today, February 11.

The deliberation by the NJC was adjourned on Tuesday, January 29, to February 11, after it directed Onnoghen and Muhammed to respond to various petitions against them.

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While Onnoghen was said to have responded to a petition filed against him by Zikhirillahi Ibrahim of Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civil Education, Justice Muhammed also obliged two petitions by the Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative and a Lagos senior lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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