* NJC decides on the Report of the Five-Man Committee set up to investigate petitions against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON and Hon. Mr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR.
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has finally reached a decision on the allegation of false assets declaration levelled against Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen, as well as the petition against the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr. Justice I.T. Mohammad, CFR.
In a press release signed by the Director of Information, Soji Oye, Esq., and made available to TheNigerialawyer, the Council said that it will convey its decision to the President of Nigeria, President Buhari.
The National Judicial Council reconvened today in an Emergency Meeting to consider the Report of the Five-Man Committee constituted to investigate the allegations of misconduct made against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON and Hon. Mr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR.
Council decided that the allegations relating to assets declaration that were levelled against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON were subjudice and therefore abstained from considering them.
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.