CJN’s Trial: Drop charges against Onnoghen, Ekweremadu advises Buhari

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged the Federal Government to withdraw charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. President Buhari asked that the chief justice is arraigned in court 14 January 2019 following a petition on January 7, alleging non-declaration and false declaration of his assets between 2005 and 2016.

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This sparked a lot of reactions on social media as well as among members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). The deputy Senate President took to his twitter handle to address this.

He said:

I consider the charges against the #CJN, His Lordship, Justice Walter #Onnoghen, as ill-advised and extremely dangerous for our #democracy, especially after similar attempts at the leadership @nassnigeria failed.

This can only divide the country further and also mark us out as a country very low in upholding the rule of law and independence of the judiciary. I advise the AGF to immediately withdraw the charges and apologise to the judiciary. We certainly can’t travel this road.”

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