President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen and has sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed.
President Buhari announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday, January 25, 2019. He said the suspension was as a result of the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.
Buhari has sworn-in Justice Mohammed as the acting CJN. Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court.