Onnoghen: Senate discontinues Supreme Court case, lauds NJC intervention

The Senate has ordered the discontinuation of the case it filed at the Supreme Court on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was revealed in a statement on Monday by Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser to the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The statement said the withdrawal followed the intervention of the National Judicial Council on the issue, adding that the Senate has decided to give the NJC intervention a chance.
“The Senate has therefore decided to discontinue the case it filed in the Supreme Court. It should be noted that the case has been slated for hearing tomorrow. This decision also affirm the confidence of the Senate in the ability of the NJC to successfully and creditably resolve the issues,” the statement stated.