The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, has tested positive for COVID-19.
It is believed that Justice Muhammad is presently in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where he is receiving treatment.
A member of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, disclosed this at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN), on Tuesday, in Abuja.
Justice Muhammad was absent at the swearing – in of 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria, on Monday.
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.