The National Judicial Council has fixed an emergency meeting for Tuesday in Abuja over the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
The meeting, sources learnt, was called over the Friday suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was also gathered that notice of the meeting has already been sent by the Secretary of the council, Ahmed Saleh, to members.
“The meeting will hold on Tuesday and notice has been sent to members. I can confirm this to you. It is different from the rumour that was in circulation before that a meeting had been fixed for Monday,” the notice said
Also in a related development, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has called a meeting for Wednesday.
In a statement issued by the National President of JUSUN, Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu, the union said it would deliberate on the current happenings in the Judiciary and take a stand after the meeting.
Adamu described the situation in the Judiciary arm of government as unfortunate, insisting that the independence of the Judiciary as enshrined in the constitution is non-negotiable.