The Supreme Court on Friday Distanced the chief justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, from an implied meeting with the Duly elected president, Bola Tinubu, in London.
Several reports (Not The PUNCH) claimed that the couple met in London. It was reported that the CJN was disguised in a wheelchair and wheeled into the plane bound for London.
However, the High Court’s representative, Festus Akande, stated on Friday that the reports were false.
He said however the CJN went out of the country, he was out for Medical care not for meeting with the duly elected president.
“the CJN has been in Nigeria, and presided over the meetings of the National judicial council (NJC) helf on 16 and 17 of March,” Akande told Premium Times.
According to him, the CJN was joined by NJC’s Secretary, Gambo Saleh.
“On 23 March, the CJN got back from his Medical trip to London and later reported in the office (in Abuja), where he worked till 8p.m,” Akande said.
He added, “The only time the CJN travelled earlier this year was on 25 January, when he went for Lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia. He returned on 29 January 2023.”
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