Onnoghen takes Buhari to court over his suspension

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen will today (Monday) head to court to challenge his suspension by President Buhari.

A close source, who is also one Onnoghen’s legal team, told mystatenews that the suspended Justice Onnoghen will today take Buhari to court to test the legality of his suspension by the President.

He said, “We will be going to court to challenge the suspension of the CJN. The President relied on a CCT order despite the fact that the Court of Appeal had restrained all parties from removing the chief justice.

“The CJN was not even served with the court processes before he was removed by the President. So, all these will be challenged in court. When the processes have been filed, the documents will be made public.”

When asked why the CJN waited for three days before challenging his removal, the source said, “He was suspended late on Friday and you know courts do not sit on Saturday and Sunday.”


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