NBA, CSO’s, Others Stage Protest Over Onnoghen’s Suspension
Members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Civil Society Organisation of Nigeria and the opposition parties protested on Monday 28th January 2019, over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The NBA and the National Judicial Council (NJC), will also hold an emergency meeting later today.
According to Channels TV, the protest took off from the NBA secretariat in Abuja. They were also unable to speak with the leaders of the various organizations during the protest. Meanwhile, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba submitted a petition against the Acting CJN Tanko Mohammed, challenging the legality of his appointment.
PresidentBuhari suspended Walter Onnoghen last weekend, saying that the development wasbased on the request of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, pending the completion ofOnnoghen’s trial.
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