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JUST IN: Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed Resumes Duty At The Supreme Court


The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammad, has reportedly resumed duty as he presided over a five-man panel of the Supreme Court sitting in Abuja on Monday, January 28.

Others sitting alongside Justice Muhammad on the panel at the Monday’s sitting are Justices Mary Peter-Odili, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Amiru Sanusi and Paul Galinje, The Punch reports.

Justice Muhammad’s resumption followed his appointment as acting CJN on Friday, January 25, after the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Meanwhile, lawyers in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, have alerted the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammed, on the appointment of dead and retired judges as members of the recently sworn-in 250 election tribunal members.

According to Daily Independent, the group of concerned lawyers who declined being identified faulted the list of the recently sworn in 250-tribunal members, saying it had over 10 names of dead and retired judges.

They described a posthumous appointment of anyone for such sensitive role in the country as burying Nigeria alive. In another report, the office of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has been sealed off by operatives of the Nigerian Police Force.

According to Punch, the incident took place on Monday, January 28 and was made public by sources at the Supreme Court.