CJN Onnoghen’s office sealed, staff ejected by police; Protesters storm NBA secretariat


The Police on Monday sealed off the office of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The police stormed the office located at the Supreme Court premises on Monday morning.

Bassey, the media aide to Onnoghen, who also confirmed the development, said staff members were also ejected

Meanwhile, protesters have invaded the national secretariat of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, over President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, NJC.

The protesters are members of the National Interest Defenders and Lawyers in Defense of Democracy.

President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen and swore-in Justice Tanko Muhammed as replacement on Friday.

The protesters were seen displaying placards with inscriptions such as: “Tanko Mohammed, stop parading yourself as CJN.

“NBA must act now by ordering lawyers to down tool.

“Amaechi, El-Rufai, Akpabio, Malami, APC: brains behind Onnoghen’s trial.

“NJC must reconvene now and expel Justice Tanko Mohammed”.