The real reason the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad resigned has been revealed.
This online news platform reports that CJN Ibrahim Tanko tendered his resignation letter on Monday, June 27, 2022..
Although Tanko Muhammad said his resignation was due to his current health status, a twist has emerged to why Tanko resigned as CJN.
Newsbreak Nigeria recalls that some Justices of the Supreme Court had written a petition against Tanko Muhammad accusing him of going on foreign trips with his family while denying them the right to go on international trainings.
Other issues raised by the Justices include — accommodation, vehicles, electricity tariff, supply of diesel, internet services to justices’ residences, training for justices and epileptic electricity supply to the court.
It is believed there was a memo from the judges to the presidency, highlighting all of the CJN’s financial dealings, and stating that they would stop sitting from September if he is not removed.
However, the CJN in a statement issued by his spokesman, Isa Ahuraka, said he did not want to join issue with the justices, adding that the circulation of the letter is akin to “dancing naked at the market square”.
The supreme court is yet to release a formal statement on the resignation.
Newsbreak reports that plans are underway to appoint Olukayode Ariwoola, the next-highest ranking justice of the supreme court, as interim chief justice of Nigeria.