Just IN: Onnoghen: Senate withdraws case at supreme court, praises NJC for intervening

The Nigerian Senate has on Monday, February 4, 2019, discontinued the case it filled at supreme court challenging the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

This followed the intervention of the National Judicial Council on the issue.

In a statement signed by Special Adviser to the Senate President, Yusuf Olaniyonu, the Senate decided to give NJC intervention a chance.

“The Senate has therefore decided to discontinue the case it filed in the Supreme Court. It should be noted that the case has been slated for hearing tomorrow. This decision also affirm the confidence of the Senate in the ability of the NJC to successfully and creditably resolve the issues”, the statement read.

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