Politics CJN Confirms Justice Salami Turned Down Appointment

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Walter Onnoghen, has confirmed that retired Justice Ayo Salami turned down offer as Chairperson of the Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases Trial Monitoring Committee.

Mr. Onnoghen’s spokesperson, Awassam Bassey, while confirming the development to Premium Times said “His Lordship the Hon Chief Justice of Nigeria awaits Hon Salami’s letter of resignation. That’s all I can say at this moment. A more detailed response will be communicated to you when we receive Hon. Mr. Justice Salami’s letter.

Mr. Salami was appointed chairperson of the committee by the NJC in September, years after he left office as president of the Appeal Court under controversial circumstances.


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