New facts on Wednesday, indicate that President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the recently resigned Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria, when he was already battling with memory disorder, and regularly visiting Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, UAE, for medical attention,
According to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, memory disorders are disorders of cognition, the ability to reason, remember, make decisions and communicate.
The illness may include dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, vascular cognitive impairment and hydrocephalus.
Sources disclosed that Justice Muhammad had been battling with the disorder long before he was appointed as CJN.
A source explained: “He has been travelling abroad, particularly, to Dubai, for treatment for the illness. The government is aware of his condition before he was appointed as the CJN after former CJN Walter Onnoghen was booted out.”
A Supreme Court Official explained that the Judicial circles were shocked and worried over Justice Muhammad’s appointment in 2019, as CJN, by the President.
The Official stated: “When he was appointed, the entire Justice system was worried, because he has been battling the sickness for long and workers were taking advantage of it, because the man was forgetting things.
“Even now in the Supreme Court, there is a serious contest between the workers and the Justices, because the workers had written to them for intervention, but the Justices only used their complaints as grist for their own matter.
“There were some approvals for the workers which the CJN did not implement. When the workers wrote, they expected the Justices to intervene, but they instead converted their protest letter into a source of information to fight for their interests. Though the man has gone, there is still tension in the Supreme Court.”
It was further revealed that the children of the former CJN once brought a list of Applicants to be employed in the Apex Court.
The Director of Administration was said to have queried the move, but the Applicants were reportedly employed, nevertheless.
The Official added: “The Director queried it, but despite that, they still gave them (Applicants) employment without following the proper procedure.”
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