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Femi Falana Tells Onnoghen To ‘Do The Needful By Calling It Quits’



Femi Falana Tells Onnoghen To 'Do The Needful By Calling It Quits'

Human Rights attorney, Femi Falana (SAN), has called on Justice Walter Onnoghen to quit the bench, following the allegations levelled against him at the code of conduct tribunal.

Naija News reports that Falana made the call on Sunday during Politics Today, a political talk show on Channels Television.

This online news platform recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday and immediately appointed Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Giving reasons for his decision in his speech which was obtained by Naija News, the President said there was an order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, asking him to wield the big stick.

President Buhari said the order demanded that the CJN be suspended depending on the determination of his ongoing trial at the tribunal.

Speaking on the matter on Sunday, Falana called on the President Buhari-led Federal Government to lift the suspension on Onnoghen.

His words: “The government should as a matter of urgency, lift the suspension on the Chief Justice since the Chief Justice as so much to on his own admitted that he did not declare his assets, he should do the needful by calling it quits”.

The Human Rights activist said after the suspension has been lifted, Onnoghen should quit the bench because he has already admitted that he failed in his duty to declare his asset as required by the constitution.