JUST IN: Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Tanko Muhammad’s confirmation as CJN

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, capacity to be the substantive CJN.

Justice Inyang Ekwo on Friday struck out the suit on the grounds that the plaintiff, Malcom Omirhobo Foundation, lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.
Upholding the preliminary objection raised by the defendants in the suit filed , Justice Ekwo held that the group’s object of registration does not authorise it to engage in the “public interest litigation” which it claimed to be undertaking by filing the action.

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