Update: Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad Resigns From His Position
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has resigned from his position,enomaomoruyi learned on Monday.
Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason.
According to reports, plans are being made to appoint the next most senior Supreme Court justice, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Justice Muhammad was gravely ill prior to his resignation, according to reports.
Only last week, 14 Supreme Court justices wrote him a letter lamenting the deterioration of the apex court.
A formal announcement is expected soon, according to reports.
More updates to follow…