Breaking: President Buhari suspends CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen

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President Buhari has suspended embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed this on twitter some minutes ago. He wrote.

”JUST IN: President @MBuhari suspends the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen and appoints Mr. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as acting CJN.

Justice Tanko Mohammed from Bauchi State, who is next in line to Justice Onnoghen, has been sworn-in at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja, to be on acting capacity.

Justice Onnoghen is being tried for false declaration of assets.