Supreme Court of Nigeria to decide Onnoghen’s destiny on 17 MayMarch 1, 2019
Supreme Court of Nigeria to decide Onnoghen’s destiny on 17 May
Supreme Court of Nigeria to decide…The Supreme Court, yesterday, scheduled May 17 to convey judgment in a suit the Cross River State government recorded to test the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A seven-man board of judges of the apex court, driven by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, suspended to decide the lawful respectability of the move President Buhari made against Onnoghen on January 25.
President Buhari had based on an ex-parte request issued by Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja, requested Onnoghen, who is confronting defilement accusation, to move to one side, even as he swore in the following most senior law specialist on the Supreme Court seat, Justice Tanko Muhammad, to assume control as the Acting CJN.
In any case, disappointed with the activity, Cross River State conjured segment 22 of the Supreme Court Act, which consulted the pinnacle court with unique locale to sit as a court of the principal occasion on a debate between any condition of the alliance and the Federal Government.
In particular, Cross River State, through the workplace of the Attorney General, is asking the zenith court to decide if the suspension or expulsion of Onnoghen from office by President Buhari, in light of an ex-parte request by a law officer (the Chairman of the CCT), was not in gross infringement of area 292(1) of the 1999 Constitution as changed.