JUST IN: Suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen resigns

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has resigned.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in Onnoghen’s legal team who reportedly confirmed his resignation on Friday, admitted speaking with the embattled CJN, who he said confirmed the development, but did not authorise him to speak on the matter.

He said: “I have just spoken with him. He confirmed to me that he resigned voluntarily yesterday (Thursday).”

Barely 24 hours after the National Judicial Council (NJC) concluded investigating Onnoghen for various allegations of misconduct, he was believed to have turned in his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, to avoid being sacked, but the devilment has not been officially confirmed.

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