Buhari Orders Sealing Off Of Chief Justice Onnoghen’s Office, His Staff Harrassed...

Buhari Orders Sealing Off Of Chief Justice Onnoghen’s Office, His Staff Harrassed By Police

By Wires | The Trent on January 29, 2019
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Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria
Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria

The police have early on Monday, January 28, 2019, sealed off the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, last Friday, sources at the Supreme Court have informed Punch, a  prominent Nigerian daily newspaper.

In a move that appeared to stop any possibility of Onnoghen to accessing the office, policemen were said to have sealed the office and ejected all administrative staff in the axis of the CJN office as early as 7am on Monday.

One of the sources said, “The police have sealed the office of the CJN. Officers and men of the Force went to the administrative staff offices at about 7 am and ordered clerical and other staff who were already at their desks to leave after which they locked up everywhere.”

This came as the National Judicial Council has fixed Tuesday for an emergency meeting to deliberate on the sudden suspension of Onnoghen and swearing in of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Acting CJN by President Buhari.

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