16 December 2020 By Victoria Abah
Management of the Supreme Court of Nigeria says, there is no medical report indicating that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
A statement, released by the Director of Press and Information,
Supreme Court of Nigeria, Dr. Akande Festus reads;
“Our attention has been drawn to the story currently in circulation with the above caption which was published on page 38 of a National Daily on Tuesday 15th December, 2020.
It is necessary to state that there’s no iota of truth in the claim by the publication, as there hasn’t been any indication made public or otherwise that has shown any anxiety over the CJN’s health.
The statement adds that it was obviously a product of the imagination of the author, which failed the test of sound investigative journalism as no form of enquiries were made by the Reporter before peddling falsehood to mislead the public.
Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad being unavoidably absent at a function is not enough to plunge into this premeditated conclusion that there’s now “anxiety over his health.”
It stresses that the CJN has been very active and even presided over the swearing in of the newly appointed Justices of the Supreme Court a few weeks back, contrary to the reports making rounds.