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Why we can’t make our recommendations on Onnoghen, Tanko known to the public- NJC

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The National Judicial Commission (NJC) has made its position on the allegations of misconduct brought against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), and Tanko Muhammad, the acting CJN known to the President.

The body revealed in a statement on Wednesday by the council’s director of information, Soji Oye, stating that its recommendation has been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari.

NJC reached the decision after an emergency meeting to examine the report of the five-man committee set up to investigate the petitions against the duo.

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However, the NJC did not make public its position, explaining that it would be “inappropriate to publicise it before conveying it to Mr. President”.

“The National Judicial Council reconvened today in an Emergency Meeting to consider the Report of the Five-Man Committee constituted to investigate the allegations of misconduct made against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON and Hon. Mr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR,”

“Council decided that the allegations relating to assets declaration that were levelled against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON were subjudice and therefore abstained from considering them.

“Council reached a decision on the petitions written by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and others and conveyed its decision to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.”

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