Embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen risk been indicted as the National Judicial Council queries him over non-declaration of some of his assets which are mostly in foreign currency.
Recall, the embattled Chief Justice was accused for keeping suspicious case in foreign currency which he admitted he forgot.
However, the NJC also queried the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed, a report by Punch Newspaper says
According to our source, the two judges were given seven days to respond to the queries.
Onnoghen was asked to respond to allegations leveled against him, especially why he failed to declare all his assets, as stipulated by law.
The Acting CJN, Mohammed, was also asked to explain why he allowed himself to be sworn-in by President Muhammadu Buhari without the recommendation of the Council, as stipulated by the Constitution.
The report also states that , if the two judges are punished with dismissal, the third most senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour of Lagos State, will replace them.