The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Abdullahi Tanko Muhammed has issued an explosive memo resigning from his office.
According to the memo, he resigns due to health issues and allegations by fellow justices of the Supreme Court.
The resignation by Mr Muhammad, 68, comes about 18 months ahead of his official retirement in December 2024, when he will clock 70.
Mr Muhammad’s abrupt exit comes at a time when his colleagues on the Supreme Court bench accused him of hampering the operations of the Supreme Court by failing to fund judges’ welfare as well as fueling of generators among others.
A leaked memo by 14 Justices of the Supreme Court protesting Mr Muhammad’s handling of the operations of the court surfaced online last week.
Such letter leaking to the public is unprcedented in the history of Nigerian Supreme Court.
Mr Muhammad is leaving behind the crises enumerated in the letter by the Justices of the Supreme Court.
He is the second CJN in a row to abruptly exit office.
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