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Onnoghen: Sani reacts to plan by Buhari govt to remove CJN

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The Senator representing Kaduna Central District at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s order that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen should immediately vacate his office, as a ‘political assault on the sacred temple of justice.’

This was his reaction to the plan by the President Muhammadu Buhari government to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on Monday over charges on failures to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.

The charges against Justice Onnoghen were filed and served on him last Friday at his official residence in Abuja preparatory for his appearance at the tribunal.

But reacting, Shehu Sani, while condemning the FG decision, said the move against the CJN should be resisted and rescinded.

He tweeted, “The move against the CJN onnoghen is a political assault on the sacred temple of justice; it should be resisted and rescinded.

“The government has moved in the crane to the Court in order to remove a Bench from the roof.“This amount to throwing a bolt on the runway of our democracy and peace.”

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