Buhari suspends Justice Onnoghen, swears in Ibrahim Tanko

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria and swore in Ibrahim Tanko as the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to replace Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The president acted based on an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Justice Onnoghen is currently facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for allegedly failing to declare some of his assets when he became Nigeria’s chief justice.