Onnoghen resigns as CJN, sends letter to Buhari

Justice Walter Onnoghen has resigned as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, following his the conclusion of investigation of alleged misconduct by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

According to a source, Onnoghen had on Thursday put in a resignation letter, which he sent to the office of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Okay Nigeria had earlier reported that the National Judicial Council (NJC) submitted the report of probe it conduct on petition filed against Onnoghen over corruption allegations to President Muhammadu Buhari.

There has not been an official confirmation of his resignation; while his spokesperson, Mr. Awassam Bassey, has yet to answer his calls.

However, the source told newsmen on Friday, that “I spoke with him a moment and he confirmed that he has voluntarily resigned. He said he did that yesterday,” the source said.‎


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