Suspended CJN resigns

 

Suspended CJN, Onnoghen resigns

Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, has voluntarily resigned.

Onnoghen sent his resignation letter to Pres. Buhari, on Thursday, hours after the National Judicial Council concluded investigating him for various allegations of misconduct and told the president to retire him compulsorily.

Onnoghen’s retirement benefits in cash and kind will reportedly cost tax payers about  N2.5 billion.

TheCable reports that as part of the package for a retired chief justice, a house will be built for him in Abuja with a nine-digit sum for furnishing — in addition to a severance gratuity that is 300% of his annual basic salary of N3,363,972.50, as well as pension for life.

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