By Emeka Okafor
The Chief Justice Of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad has reportedly resigned as the nation’s apex court head.
Justice Tanko was said to have resigned his position on Sunday night after being enmeshed in some controversies with his colleagues.
According to Channels Television, he resigned on health grounds.
It was gathered Justice Olukayode Ariwoola will be sworn in as Acting CJN subject to Senate’s confirmation.
Recall that the justices of the apex court, in a joint petition, accused the CJN of poor welfare, among other ill-treatment being meted out to them.
In the leaked petition, the 14 justices of the apex court had accused the CJN of abandoning his responsibilities and diverting funds meant for the running of the Supreme Court.
However, the CJN denied the allegations noting that the Supreme Court justices were provided with SUV vehicles, cars, and accommodation.
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