Tanko Muhammad has Resigned as CJN.
The Ejes Gist newspaper can report with authority that Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Tanko Muhammad, has resigned, citing a report by Arise News TV.
The reasons for his resignation are still sketchy at the time of filing this report, but The Ejes Gist Newspaper has learned that Tanko Muhammad has been accessed for corruption and mismanagement of funds meant for the running of NJC.
Why Tanko Muhammad resigned?
The Supreme Court has also been accused of giving loopsided judgement. The most recent supreme court judgement regarding Muslim wearing hijab.
Information also has it that arrangements are ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly.
Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.
Only last week, 14 justices of the Supreme Court had written him a letter to lament the decrepit state of affairs in the apex court.
All I know is that he’s going to declare open a workshop this morning at the NJI (National Judicial Institute), according to Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, the CJN’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication.
Other attempts to contact the CJN’s close friends and allies, like Dr. Mike Ozekhome (SAN), were unsuccessful since they did not pick up the phone.
Once the ratification by the Senate, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola will take over as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria after he resigns.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates…
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