Police Seal Off Suspended CJN, Walter Onnoghen’s Office

Walter Onnoghen

Men of the Nigeria Police Force have sealed off the office of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.

Reports revealed that the police stormed the office of the embattled CJN located at the supreme court premises on Monday morning.

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Tanko Mohammed as the new CJN, pending the determination of the case against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Buhari based his action on an order of the CCT. The chief justice is accused of false assets declaration.

READ: CJN Walter Onnoghen Absent At Code Of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Sends 90 Lawyers To Defend Him

Onnoghen was suspended on the eve of swearing in members of the 2019 national assembly, governorship and state assembly election petition tribunals which Mohammed did on Saturday.

Awusam Bassey, media aide to Onnoghen, confirmed the ejection of staff and sealing off of the office.

“It’s true, it’s true,” Bassey told Online news site, TheCable.

Despite rulings from the a high court, industrial court and the court of appeal, the CCT refused to stay proceedings in the case against Onnoghen.

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