The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has resigned from his position.
A senior lawyer in his legal team confirmed on Friday, Punch reports.
“I have just spoken with him. He confirmed to me that he resigned voluntarily yesterday,” the senior advocate who said he did not have Onnoghen’s authorisation to speak on the issue said.
According to the newspaper, Onnoghen had reportedly sent his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, barely 24 hours after the National Judicial Council(NJC) sent the report of its investigation into various allegations of misconduct leveled against him to the president.
There is however no official confirmation of his resignation yet.