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NJC constitutes 5-man committee to investigate Onnoghen, Muhammad

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Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in AbujaCallistus Ewelike/NAN

In continuation of its Emergency Meeting, the National Judicial Council on Wednesday accepted the result of the preliminary assessment of the petitions against Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, and Justice I. T. Muhammad, that the petitions were worthy of further investigation and should not be terminated under Rule 17 of the Judicial Discipline Regulations of the Council.

The council therefore constituted a five-member Investigation Committee pursuant to Rule 20 (1) of the Judicial Discipline Regulations under the Chairmanship of Justice S. A. Akintan, CON, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

According to Soji Oye, Director, Information of the NJC, a new petition against Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR, by the Action People’s Party (APP) was referred to him for his comments within an abridged 7-days.

He also said council directed the Investigation Committee to work expeditiously, determine all the petitions and responses  and report to Council for a final decision.