Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has given the National Judicial Council (NJC) five days ultimatum to set up a committee to…

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has given the National Judicial Council (NJC) five days ultimatum to set up a committee to investigate the allegations of breach of constitutional asset declaration requirements against suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The civil society organisation, which made this demand in an open petition dated January 26 2019 and signed by SERAP senior legal adviser Bamisope Adeyanju made available to journalists on Sunday also called on Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed to recuse himself from the process, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.”
SERAP also urged the NJC to: “ask Justice Onnoghen to step aside from his role as Chief Justice of Nigeria pending the outcome of investigation into the allegations against him.
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