Justice Tanko Muhammad has resigned as Nigeria’s chief judge (CJN).
In response to allegations of corruption leveled against him by a few Supreme Court judges, he tendered his resignation.
The Daily Trust claimed that fourteen supreme court justices had written to him concerning their welfare and accused lack of training opportunities.
In a protest letter signed by fourteen Supreme Court justices, Muhammad was accused of depriving the justices of their legal entitlements.
The justices reported that Muhammad had obstructed their annual training abroad, which was intended to strengthen the court system’s capacity.
The main issues raised by the justices in their letter through a welfare committee were the following: non-replacement of poor vehicles; accommodation problem; lack of drugs at the Supreme Court clinic; epileptic electricity supply to the Supreme Court; increase in electricity tariff; no increase in diesel allowances; lack of internet services to residences and chambers.