The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad has tested positive for coronavirus.
A member of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa announced the sad news at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) on Tuesday in Abuja today December 15.
Recall that Justice Muhammad, 66, was absent at the swearing-in of 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday, December 15. His duty was performed by the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour who administered oaths to the new SANs.
The CJN has been flown to the United Arab Emirates, to receive treatment.