NJC constitutes Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee on Onnoghen, Tanko

The National Judicial Council on Monday constituted a Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee to decide on the petitions against suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Justices Walter Onnoghen; and the Acting CJN Muhammad Tanko. Director of Information of the council, Mr. Soji Oye, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NJC on January 29 served Onnoghen and Tanko a seven-day notice to respond to those petitions brought against them. Oye said the decision was in accordance with Regulation 17 of the National Judicial Council Judicial Discipline Regulations, 2017. He said the committee was expected to submit its report to council on February 13.

“The National Judicial Council reconvened today in an Emergency Meeting to consider the responses of Justice W.S.N. Onnoghen, GCON and Justice I.T. Muhammad, CFR to the three petitions written against them. “The council will reconvene on Wednesday, 13th February, 2019.