The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned, Channels Television reported on Monday.
According to the publication, Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, claiming illness as the reason. The reports also said that plans are being made to appoint the next most senior Supreme Court justice, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as interim Chief Justice of Nigeria.
A formal statement is expected soon, according to reports. Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.
Only last week, 14 justices of the Supreme Court had written him a letter to lament the decrepit state of affairs in the apex court.