- Governor Nyesom Wike has spoken on the six-count charges preferred against Walter Onnoghen by the federal government
- Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria, has been accused of failing to declare some of his assets while declaring them at the Code of Conduct Bureau
- Wike claimed that the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is behind Onoghen's case
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Rivers state governor, has alleged that the embattled minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is behind the evil machinations to destroy the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onoghen.
According to a statement signed by the special assistant to the Rivers state governor, electronic media, Wike said the minister of transportation made the confession at a meeting with an APC Chieftain in Abuja.
The statement read: "At that meeting in Abuja last, Amaechi confessed that he is the person behind the illegal crisis facing the CJN.
''He bragged that he will destroy the CJN the way he brought Former President Goodluck Jonathan down. He wants to destroy the nation's judiciary. This particular evil will finally consume Amaechi."
Wike maintained that Amaechi is notorious for the destruction of the Judiciary, having closed down Rivers State Judiciary for two years. He wondered why Amaechi hates the Judiciary, despite being a beneficiary of the vibrancy of the Judiciary.
The governor wondered why Amaechi would say that PDP is a party of thieves when he was Speaker for eight years under the PDP and eight years as Governor under the PDP.
He added: "If there is any thief, Amaechi is the proper thief. This thief sold our valued assets to his business partner, Tonye Cole."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, spoke on the charges filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Water Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal saying the dangerous aspect of the matter is that Nigerian laws would be affected.
Falana who made this known on Tuesday, January 15, in Lagos during the 15th Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture said the speed with which the various suits filed to challenge the charges against the CJN were heard and ruled upon by the courts was unprecedented.
Falana said: “The most dangerous aspect of what is going on now is that our laws are in trouble. Issues that have been settled by the Supreme Court in the Saraki vs FRN case are being reopened now.''
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