Onnoghen’s Lawyer Confirms Ex-CJN’s Resignation, Reveals Why He Took Decision








Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), lawyer to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has explained why his client resigned.



Onnoghen turned in his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening, a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended that he be compulsorily retired for misconduct. By virtue of section 306 of the 1999 constitution, his resignation takes immediate effect.

Awomolo on Friday confirmed the development to The Nation.

According to him, Onnoghen resigned on Thursday.

Awomolo disclosed that his client explained that he took the decision in interest of the judiciary.

The lawyer said: “I have just spoken with him. He confirmed to me that he resigned yesterday.

“He said he resigned in the interest of the Judiciary.”



Onnoghen’s Lawyer Confirms Ex-CJN’s Resignation, Reveals Why He Took Decision Onnoghen’s Lawyer Confirms Ex-CJN’s Resignation, Reveals Why He Took Decision Reviewed by Kola Oyewole on April 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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