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Onnoghen: Senate Withdraws Suit at Supreme Court

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The Senate said on Monday that it has ordered the discontinuation of the case it filed at the Supreme Court over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended Onnoghen based on ex-parte motion by the Code of Conduct Tribunal and instead appointed Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammud in an acting capacity.
According to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the decision to withdraw the case from the apex court was to enable the National Judicial Council (NJC) a chance into the matter.
Last week the NJC said it was looking into petitions against the suspended and the acting CJN.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser, Media to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday, read: “The Senate has therefore decided to discontinue the case it filed in the Supreme Court. It should be noted that the case has been slated for hearing tomorrow (Tuesday). This decision also affirm the confidence of the Senate in the ability of the NJC to successfully and creditably resolve the issues.”
It would be recalled that the Senate had last Monday, approached the Supreme Court to seek interpretation over the suspension of Onnoghen by President Buhari.
The case filed at the apex court by the Senate was institited by Saraki.

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