President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday night.
“President Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, effective from May 28, 2019,” the statement read.
“The president thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best of retirement life.”
The drastic decision was taken over fears of the Supreme Court decision which may tilt in Justice Onnoghen’s because Due Process was not followed.