Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Muhammad has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, a member of the Supreme Court, disclosed this at the unveiling of the national headquarters of Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
Muhammad is receiving treatment in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The CJN was absent at the swearing-in of 72 new senior advocates of Nigeria on Monday.
Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, administered oaths to the new SANs.