Justice Walter Onnoghen
The Nigerian police sealed off the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, who was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, last Friday.
Sources at the Supreme Court have informed The PUNCH, that in a move to stop any possibility of Mr Onnoghen to accessing the office, policemen were said to have sealed the office and ejected all administrative staff in the axis of the CJN office as early as 7am on Monday.
One of the sources said, “The police have sealed the office of the CJN. Officers and men of the Force went to the administrative staff offices at about 7am and ordered clerical and other staff who were already at their desks to leave after which they locked up everywhere.”
This came as the National Judicial Council has fixed Tuesday for an emergency meeting to deliberate on the sudden suspension of Mr Onnoghen and swearing in of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Acting CJN by President Buhari.