- The suit seeking to bar President Buhari from appointing the acting CJN Justice Tanko Muhammad has been okayed
- In the suit, Justice Muhammad is said to be unfit to replace the sacked CJN, Onnoghen
- The plaintiff, also urged the court to declare that the suspension and/or removal of a CJN from office, is a shared responsibility the NJC, Buhari) and National Assembly
The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has been asked to declare Justice Muhammad unfit to replace the sacked CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Chief Malcom Omirhobo, a human rights lawyer, asked the court to declare that the acting CJN, Justice Muhammad, acted in violation of the constitution for making himself to be appointed as acting CJN.
Omirhobo said Muhammad is not a fit person to be recommended for appointment to head the judiciary.
Going further, the plaintiff, also urged the court to declare that the suspension and/or removal of a CJN from office, is a shared responsibility of the 1st defendant (NJC), 5th defendant (Buhari) and 7th defendant (National Assembly), Vanguard reports.
Muhammad was appointed after Onnoghen was suspended by Buhari and subsequently tried by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for false assets declaration. He was convicted on Thursday, April 18, and barred from holding public office for 10 years.
However, the embattled justice has appealed the verdict of the CCT.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Buhari extended the appointment of Muhammed by three months, following the approval by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
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