Buhari removes Onnoghen, appoints Ibrahim Muhammed as Acting CJN


President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting chief justice of Nigeria following the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen

Justice Muhammed is the most senior judge in the supreme court.

The president said he acted on the request of the code of conduct tribunal.

The Acting Chief Justice was sworn in after the Jummat prayer at the state house in Abuja

Justice Mohammed was born on December 31, 1953 at Doguwa – Giade, a local government area in Bauchi state, north east Nigeria.

He attended government secondary school, Azare where he obtained the West Africa school certificate in 1973 before he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in law in 1980. He later obtained a master and doctorate (Phd) degree from the same university in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

Muhammed began his career in 1982, after he was call to the bar in 1981, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian law school in 1989, He was appointed as chief magistrate of the high court of federal capital territory, a position he held till 1991 when he became a judge at the Bauchi state Sharia Court of Appeal. He served in that capacity for two years before he was appointed to the Bench of the Nigerian Court of Appeal as Justice in 1993.

He held this position for thirteen years before he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006 but was Sworn in on January 7, 2007.

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