The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has given the National Judicial Council (NJC) five days to assume control over the preliminary of the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
In an announcement by its Senior Legal Adviser, Ms Bamisope Adeyanju, the group sent an open appeal to the Next-In-Rank to the NJC Chairman asking the chamber “to quickly assume control from the Code of Conduct Tribunal the instance of the CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen with the end goal of setting up an advisory group to research the charges of rupture of protected resource revelation necessities against him.”
SERAP additionally asked for Justice Onnoghen to move to one side from his job as Chief Justice pending the result of the investigation concerning the charges against him.
As indicated by the gathering, the NJC ought to allude the CJN’s case to proper enemy of debasement bodies for indictment if the charges against him are turned out to be true.
Correspondingly, they likewise need the acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed to recuse himself from the procedure, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Their requests come two days after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Justice Onnoghen.
Following the suspension, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed has been delegated as the acting CJN.
As indicated by the president, the improvement depends on the demand of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, pending the culmination of Onnoghen’s trial.
Justice Tanko Mohammed who hails from Bauchi State is the most senior equity of the Supreme Court.