Suspended Chief Justice of Nigerian, Walter Onnoghen has filed a suit against the federal government over his suspension.
The suit was filed by Wole Olanipekun, Adegboyega Awomolo, Kanu Agabi and James Onoja — his lawyers. “The chairman and a member of the Code of Conduct Tribunal erred in law and violated the right of the appellant (Onnoghen) to a fair hearing when they made the order ex parte that he (Onnoghen) shall step aside as CJN and Chairman of the National Judicial Council over allegations of contravening provisions of the Code of Conduct and Tribunal Act Cap C15 Laws of the Federation 2004 pending the determination of the motion on notice dated January 10, 2019,” part of the appeal read.
On Tuesday, the National Judicial Council (NJC) met over the issue and gave Onnoghen seven days to respond to a petition filed against him.
Muhammad, the acting CJN, was also given seven days to respond to a petition against him over an alleged breach of NJC rules