Despite his resignation, the Senate on Tuesday said it will probe the corruption allegation levelled against the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed.
The resolution of the Red Chamber followed a motion by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele.
Bamidele’s motion was titled, ‘Matter of urgent public importance on the state of affairs in the Supreme Court of Nigeria and demand by Justices of the court, pursuant to rules 41 and 51 of the Senate Standing Orders, 2022 (as amended).’
Premium Politics had reported that 14 justices of the Supreme Court levelled impropriety and corruption allegations against Mohammed. He would later resign about a week after paving the way for Justice Kayode Ariwoola to be sworn in as acting CJN.