Monday, 4 November 2019

Supreme Court rejects appeal in remission of former Justice CJN Walter Onnoghen

On Monday, 4 November, the Supreme Court rejected the call asking the court to determine whether or not Walter Onnoghen, the President of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, was constitutionalized.

The seizin of Dr. Samuel Nwawka was dismissed by Judge Bode Rhodes-Vivour, who appealed to five judges after the appellant did not appear and was not legally represented.

Nwawka had asked the Apex Court to invoke section 22 of the Supreme Court Act to decide constitutional issues related to the means by which the federal government had caused the removal of Onnoghen as a NCJ through an ex parte application for a Code of Conduct on February 23. 2019.

The appellant asked the superior court to determine whether the fact that the first accused requested and ordered the removal of Onnoghen prior to his appearance before the Code of Conduct is or is not constitutional, arbitrary, scandalous and flagrant. Onnoghen Rights to the presumption of innocence.

The accused on appeal are the federal government, Abubakar Malami, Judge Tanko Muhammad, Mr. Mohammed Isah (CWB President), Danladi Umar (TAC Chair), the Honorable Julie Anabor (TCC member), the Council of the judiciary. National, the head of department of the federation and the senate as 1st to 9th respondents respectively.

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