Published On: Thu, Apr 4th, 2019

Onnoghen Probe: NJC Forwards Report To Buhari, Says Assests Declaration Matter Subjudice

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Suspended Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen

By Sadiq Umar – The National Judicial Council (NJC) has forwarded its position to President Muhammadu Buhari on the petition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the suspended Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen.

The judicial council abstained from considering the allegations relating to assets declaration levelled against Mr. Onnoghen, describing it as “subjudice”.

The decisions were reached at its emergency meeting in Abuja, Wednesday, where it considered the recommendations of its five-man committee set up to investigate the allegations of misconduct levelled against Mr. Onnoghen and Justice I.T. Muhammad.

The Council, in a statement by its Director of Information, Soji Oye, said “Council reached a decision on the petitions written by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and others and conveyed its decision to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.

“Council also resolved that, by the nature of the decision reached, it would be inappropriate to publicise it before conveying it to Mr. President,” Mr. Oye added.

Soji Oye, Esq.

Director, Information

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