BREAKING: Justice Tanko Muhammad resigns as CJN, Ariwoola takes over

Tanko Muhammad

Justice Tanko Muhammad has resigned as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

According to sources quoting Channels Television the CJN resigned Sunday night on grounds of ill-health.

When contacted, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to CJN, Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, reportedly said, “All I know is that he’s going to declare open a workshop this morning at the NJI (National Judicial Institute).”

Other attempts to reach close associates of the CJN, such as Dr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), proved abortive as they didn’t take their calls, According to a report of The Punch.

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, following the resignation has been sworn in as the next acting Chief Justice of Nigeria sequel to Senate’s confirmation.

The judicial arm of the government, it would be recalled, has been in the eyes of the storm over allegations and counter-allegations bothering on corruption. 
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