Breaking: NJC gives Onnoghen, Tanko ultimatum to respond to petitions

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has issued seven working days as ultimatum to Justice Walter Onnoghen and Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to respond to petitions written against them.

Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, and replaced with Justice Muhammed, although in acting capacity.

The president based his action on a directive by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), before whom Onnoghen is standing trial on allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets.

The ultimatum was issued as part of the submissions at the end of the NJC emergency meeting in Abuja on Tuesday according to Sahara Reporters.

The NJC also referred the petition written against Danladi Umar, the CCT Chairman, to the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

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