Onnoghen in Fresh Hot Water as NJC issues Query over EFCC Petition (DETAILS)
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Onnoghen in Fresh Hot Water as NJC issues Query over EFCC Petition (DETAILS)

Dumebi Ifeanyi

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Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen is in fresh trouble as the National Judicial Council, NJC has ordered him to respond to a fresh petition against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

PoliticsNGR just learned that after its emergency meeting in Abuja on Monday, the council issued a seven-day ultimatum to Onnoghen to fully respond to the allegations levelled against him by the country’s anti-graft commission.

A Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee was also constituted by the council to consider responses to Mr Onnoghen and the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, to various petitions against them.



The NJC said it would reconvene on Wednesday to take a final decision on the fate of Justices Onnoghen and Muhammad.

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Updated on February 8, 2019 at 11:56 am