A twist in the Onnoghena saga has seen the National Judicial Council (NJC) query and issue a seven-day ultimatum to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnonghea and the acting CJN, Tanko Muhammad.
After an emergency meeting in Abuja Tuesday, the NJC said it would still reconvene on February 11, 2019 to deliberate on further actions against the two top judicial officers.
Muhammad is to respond to a petition against him over an alleged breach of NJC rules and allowing himself to be sworn in by President Buhari without the recommendation of the Council.
Onnoghen is to respond to allegations over his failure to declare all his assets, as stipulated by law.
The NJC also referred the petition written against Danladi Umar, the CCT Chairman, to the Federal Judicial Service Commission while
President Buhari had suspended Onnoghen, citing a directive by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), before whom Onnoghen is standing trial on allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets.