Nigerian govt moves to remove Chief Justice Onnoghen

There are indications that the Nigerian government is making plans to remove Mr. Walter Onnoghen, the country Chief Justice.

The state is said to have filed a motion at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) seeking the removal of Onnoghen.

Punch a Nigerian newspaper report on Thursday that Mr.  Musa Ibrahim and Fatima Ali filed a motion on behalf of Mr.  Abubakar Malami, the country attorney-general seeking the removal of Onnoghen.

Insider source revealed  that the state is perfecting plans to replace him with Mr.  Ibrahim Muhammed, who will serve as an acting chief justice pending the determination of  Onnoghen case before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The government is seeking court approval to ask Onnoghen to quit as a the country chief judicial officer as a result of the corruption case brought against him.

In a motion filed on behalf of the state, by the attorney, the government wants the president  to appoint an acting Chief Justice when Onnoghen steps aside.

This is to ensure no vacuum is created this WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR)  have learned.

The  Nigeria Chief Justice is facing trial before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for false declaration of assets and unlawfully maintaining foreign account in banks.

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