Odumakin explains circumstances surrounding alleged EFCC invasion of CJN's residence

Odumakin explains circumstances surrounding alleged EFCC invasion of CJN's residence

- Yinka Odumakin, the national publicity secretary of Afenifere, says the alleged invasion of the residence of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by officers of the EFCC was disclosed by an informant

- The Afenifere spokesperson says based on the information gotten from the informant, he was mandated by the southern and middle belt leaders to alert President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians on the alleged invasion

Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of Afenifere, has said an information by an informant prompted him to alert Nigerians on the alleged invasion of the residence of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), by officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Odumakin in a statement on Wednesday, January 16, said the informant had told the southern and middle belt leaders forum that EFCC officials had invaded the residence of the CJN, The Independent reports.

The Afenifere spokesperson who insisted that he has never spread untruth to the public, said he was mandated by the leadership of the forum to alert President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians on the alleged invasion.

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“A meeting of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders held in Abuja on Tuesday which drew leaders from the four zones that made up the group.As the meeting came to a close,an informant came in to alert us that there was a security cordon around the CJN,Mr Walter Onoghen’s residence which he claimed were EFCC men,” the statement read in part.

"The leaders reviewed the information against the gestapo-like invasion of the National Assembly months back by DSS operatives without the knowledge of the then Acting President for which nobody was called to question beyond easing out the the DG DSS .It was in the same pattern that the residences of the Senate President and his Deputy were illegally sealed by the police sometimes ago just as the police just ended a six-day siege on the residence of Senator Dino Melaye.

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"The leaders then resolved I should alert the public on the alarm that came to us upon which I recalled the media crew that just took our communique to release to them the information at our disposal that there was a cordon around the CJN residence which our source said were EFCC men and that the President should ask them to back off in order not to overheat the polity since the matter was already in court."

Meanwhile, the EFCC has described as “untrue and evil”, reports in some quarters that its personnel had invaded the Abuja residence of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Spokesman of the commission Tony Orilade told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, January 15, that the fake news “is being spread by evil men and women to get evil results."

The anti-graft commission accused Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of Afenifere, of being the arrowhead of the fake news.

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