Buhari Appoints Ibrahim Tanko To Replace Walter Onnoghen As The Chief Justice Of Nigeria

1 year ago by: Daniel Bosai
(m) at 25-01-2019 05:50PM (1 year ago)

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He said the suspension was based on the order of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on January 23, 2019.

Already Justice Tanko Mohammed from Bauchi State has been sworn-in at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja, to be on acting capacity.

The suspension follows the allegations of fraudulent assets declaration charge against Walter Onnoghen, as dectectives may have also found more undeclared funds in his accounts.

According to a report by The Nation newspaper, detectives found “suspicious” transactions, including an $800,000 Standard Chartered Bank investment subscription.

Also found is $630,000 lodged in some of the accounts through what is described as “structured payments” in tranches of $10,000 each.

Justice Ibrahim Tanko

Most of the lodgments, effected between 2012 and 2016, were undeclared in Justice Onnoghen’s assets declaration form, the sources claimed, pleading not to be named because of the “sensitivity” of the investigation.

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has restricted the operation of five accounts with about $3million.

JUST IN: President @MBuhari suspends the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen and appoints Mr. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as acting CJN.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) January 25, 2019

The suspension was based on the order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). https://t.co/xdN0fe4GlV
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) January 25, 2019

Ibrahim Tanko and Buhari

kacylee (f) at 25-01-2019 06:02PM
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another  hausa man Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

ficull (m) at 25-01-2019 06:19PM
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That was fast. Aren’t Judicial nominations subject to National Judicial Council approvals and subsequent clearance by the Senate? There’s something fishy about this hasty appointment. I can smell it.
olowoinlionsden (m) at 25-01-2019 07:59PM
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What a shame.  If this outgone CJN has any element of dignity in him he would have done the obvious  since the fraudulent allegation against him hit the airwaves.  The man did not deny he is not the owner of the monies in question,  but he was giving lame excuses why he did not declare them at the Cafe of Conduct Bureau as expected,  pray,  when was he intending to declare these monies - after his retirement?  Boyed by his South South  Constituency and a battery of senior lawyers who labelled themselves SANs,  what I may call stupid advcates of Nigeria,  the stupid man was e'ven still trying to dare the Government.  I don't know how these law breakers expect the President to fight corruption when the Judiciary itself  is enmessed in this shameful business.  Now that he is suspended,   this stupid man will see the other side of his instigators.
Henrybobo (m) at 25-01-2019 09:40PM
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Hmm incase d election matter reach court...  " jus saying "
SweetDaddy1 (m) at 25-01-2019 09:44PM
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Minister of finance from the South replaced with a Northerner. Chief Justice of Nigeria from the South replaced with a Northerner. All security chiefs in Buhari APC government Northerners. The wise and educated northerners are against this tribal bigot Buhari who is an enemy of one Nigeria.
chubby4real (m) at 26-01-2019 01:44AM
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Na only Hausa man no corrupt!!?/abi...naija naija...even if buhari rules another four yr (I.e in hell) somebody else will take DAT power from him...dis country get issue...
kp45 (m) at 26-01-2019 07:03AM
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Total rubbish
RemiDanielU (m) at 26-01-2019 09:51AM
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Mission Accomplished Mohammed Buhari is the winner 2019 Presidential election.