COVID-19: Nigeria’s Chief Justice Tests Positive For Deadly Virus

Justice Tanko Muhammad who is down with COVID-19 is receiving treatment in Dubai

More and more high-profile personalities in Nigeria are testing positive to the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) especially since the second wave returned. The latest to contract the virus is the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.

Before now, both the Kaduna State and Lagos State governors, Mr Nasir el’ Rufai and Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu were all down to the virus while the Chairman and Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah died of COVID-19-related complications over the weekend.

But the situation of that of Nigeria’s CJN was disclosed by Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa earlier today at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MLAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the CJN was already receiving treatment in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

It was observed that Justice Tanko was conspicuously absent from Monday’s new legal year, a regular ceremony of the Supreme Court during which 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) were sworn in. In his absence, the event was presided over by the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour.

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