Mr Soji Oye, the council’s Director of Info disclosed this in an announcement.
“Council held an Emergency Assembly as we speak to take formal notice of the acceptance of the voluntary retirement of Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Onnoghen, GCON, as Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
“The President’s acceptance of the retirement is consistent with Council’s suggestion to the President on third April, 2019.
“Council on the finish of its deliberations, thanked the President for the acceptance which was in the perfect curiosity of Nigeria,’’ Oye stated.
The President suspended Onnoghen on allegation of complexities surrounding his false and non- asset declarations whereas the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) convicted him of the offences.
Justice Tanko Muhammad was ultimately appointed as Appearing CJN to fill within the hole created.