BUHARI APPOINT ACTING CJN SUSPENDS WALTER ONNOGHEN
President Muhammadu Buhari appoint Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria as he suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed has immediately been sworn in as acting CJN.
Going by the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari lacked the power to do what he has done.
The constitution says a sitting CJN can only be removed from office by the president after at least two-thirds majority members of the Senate support such a move.
No such matter has been debated at the Nigerian senate. But Mr Buhari claimed he acted based on an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Hon. Mr Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR was born on the 31st December 1953. He hails from Doguwa, Giade Local Government of Bauchi State.