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Onnoghen resigns

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has resigned, less than two months after he was charged with non-declaration of assets.

Justice Walter Onnoghen’s lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN confirmed this to an international media cable without giving further details.

Justice Onnoghen’s resignation came a day after the regulatory body for judges, the National Judicial Council recommended he should be compulsorily retired from service.

Justice Onnoghen was charged with failing to declare foreign currency bank accounts, in contravention of rules governing declaration of assets for public officials.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court and the National Judicial Council have expressed ignorance on the reported resignation of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

According to the Director of Information at the Supreme Court, Doctor Festus Akande, he has been inundated with calls from both within and outside the country on the issue.

Similarly, his counterpart at the National Judicial Council, Mr. Soji Oye, also denied knowledge of such development.

Mr. Oye said he was not aware that the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria wrote or submitted any resignation letter to the legal body.

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