CJN Tanko Accused Of Corruption, Diversion Of Welfare Packages To Fund Sons’ Political Ambitions

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The Justices of the Supreme Court have accused the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad of corruption.

Multiple sources told SaharaReporters that the Justices via a letter to Tanko complained that poor welfare had hindered their job.

They were also said to have accused him of diverting their housing, vehicles, and electricity allowances into his pocket and pursuing his children’s political ambitions.

Native Reporters had reported that two sons of the Chief Justice of Nigeria emerged as the Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party respectively in Bauchi State.

While Siraj Ibrahim Tanko emerged as the APC candidate for Bauchi North, his brother, Sani won the ticket of the PDP to represent Shira/Giade federal constituency in Bauchi State at the lower chamber of the National Assembly.

“The Justices reiterated the fact that they are serving this country diligently and to the best of their ability and as such deserves the best compared to how they are being treated by the present CJN,” a top judicial officer told SaharaReporters.

“The justices also raised the issue of the failure of the Honourable Chief Justice to carry the Justices along in managing the affairs of the Court as well as the deteriorating condition of services generally. They frowned on how the CJN reneged on the agreement that the welfare committee is constituted to compile and forward their demands which were submitted to the CJN for his review.

“The welfare Committee submitted their request for diesel allowance, because of the epileptic electricity supply, the astronomical hike in the price of diesel, and the fact that Justices require electricity to work at home. The Committee also requested the restoration of their monthly Internet allowance, because they require uninterrupted Internet service to have access to materials online to write their judgments but the CJN ignored these demands since 24th March 2022.

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