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Friday, 24 March 2023

CJN’s Trip: Supreme Court says for medicals, denies he met with Tinubu

 CJN’s Trip: Supreme Court  says for medicals, denies he met with Tinubu 

The Supreme Court on Friday distanced the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, from a purported meeting with the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, in London.

There had been several reports (Not The PUNCH) claiming that the duo met in London. It was reported that the CJN disguised in a wheelchair and was wheeled into the aeroplane to London.

The Gazette Reports of March 24,2023, had  reported with a photograph to prove that Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ariwoola, disguised on wheelchair for secret meeting with Tinubu in London.

But debunking the reports on Friday, the Supreme Court’s spokesperson, Festus Akande, said the reports were false.

He said though the CJN travelled out of the country, he was out for medical care not for meeting with the president-elect.

 “the CJN has been in Nigeria, and presided over meetings of the National Judicial Council (NJC) held on 16 and 17 March,” Akande told Premium Times.

Akande explained that the CJN only travelled out of Nigeria briefly to London on 18 March for medical care.

According to him, the CJN was accompanied by NJC’s Secretary, Gambo Saleh.

“On 23 March, the CJN returned from his medical trip to London and later reported in the office (in Abuja), where he worked till 8p.m,” Akande said.

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