The Nigerian Judiciary is presently experiencing a sort of crisis as it has been alleged that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Tanko Mohammed has reportedly “resigned” on health grounds.
While the news broke out, his media aide, Ahuraka Yusuf, debunked the report only to confirm the report not much later.
Justice Mohammed had sometime last year had travelled last year to treat an undisclosed ailment.
Also the Supreme Court judge had come under fire following a petition against him by 14 Supreme Court judges who in the petition had accused him of graft, responding the Chief Justice had accused the judges of dancing naked in the market place.
It is expected that Justice Olukayode Ariwoola would be sworn in as Acting Chief Judge subject to the Senate’s confirmation.