The police, according to information reaching us, have sealed off the office of Walter Onnoghen, the suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

It was gathered that the police stormed the office located at the Supreme Court premises Monday morning.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, swore in Tanko Mohammed as the new CJN, pending the determination of the case against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Buhari based his action on an order of the CCT. The chief justice is accused of false assets declaration.


The former CJN  was suspended on the eve of swearing in members of the 2019 national assembly, governorship and state assembly election petition tribunals which Mohammed did on Saturday.

Awusam Bassey, media aide to Onnoghen, confirmed the ejection of staff and sealing off of the office to the press.

Frank Mba, police spokesman is yet to make any statement on the latest development.