- Protesters stormed the US embassy to protest call for Justice Walter Onnoghen's reinstatement
- The protesters urged the US and the United Kingdom to support the Nigerian government's war against corruption
- According to them, the embassy will be shut down if that is what is required to take back the country
Some protesters on Monday, January 28, stormed the United States Embassy to register their grievances over the interference of the country in the nation’s domestic affairs.
The protesters in their scores urged the US and the United Kingdom to support the Nigerian government's war against corruption.
The individuals led by Princess Ajibola said that next time they will be forced to shut down the embassy if that is what is required to take back the country.
Ajibola said: "The recent happenings in the country with regards to the Judicial arm of government has indeed caused Nigeria untold embarrassment especially with the admittance of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen that he forgot to declare some aspects of his assets as mandated by the law."
She said that the rot in the judicial system is such that would take the grace of God for sanity to return due to the level of corruption in the system that has resulted in money induced judgments from the magistrate court up to the Supreme Court.
She also added that most judges live above their means and see themselves as mini-gods.
"They give judgments to the highest bidder in most instances not minding the consequences of the actions. The judiciary in Nigeria also sabotages the war against corruption by issuing injunctions to shield corrupt persons from facing the wrath of the law.
"It became typical of Nigerian courts to delay proceedings and convictions of suspects brought before it for prosecution and later handed them soft judgments after monies must have exchanged hands.
Ajibola noted the action of President Muhammadu Buhari against the Chief Justice of Nigeria is an action for reclaiming the soul of Nigeria back from the fold of the devil and returning it to the masses who labour on a daily basis for their daily bread.
"Make no mistakes, the action of President Buhari is just, moral, constitutional and in the overall interest of the generality of Nigerians. But they are still crying wolf where none exist.
"They are saying President Buhari suspended the Chief Justice because he is not a northerner. Some also say it was because he is not a Muslim. But Nigerians say it was because he betrayed the trust of the public bestowed on him by failing to declare his assets, which in a way proceed from corrupt acts.
"Going by the wages and income of judicial officers in Nigeria, there is no way the Chief Justice of Nigeria would have in his accounts millions of dollars. That is impossible. We know that such monies could only be proceeds of corrupt acts as evident in the manner of deposits.
"If that is not the case how can the most senior ranking judicial officer in the country claim that he forgot that he has accounts that run into millions of dollars? Nigerians are not fools to believe such childish story.
"We are by this medium letting the world know that Nigerians are 100% in support of the action of our president. If our president does not do it for his country, is it America or Britain that would do it for us?" Ajibola queried.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Senate has approached the Supreme Court for an interpretation of the powers of the president in the appointment and removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), with respect to the roles of the upper chamber of the National Assembly and the National Judicial Council (NJC) in the entire process.
Confused by President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, over alleged false declaration of assets and the subsequent appointment of Tanko Mohammed in acting capacity, the Senate, which held the view that it had been undermined in the entire process by ‘criminally usurping’ its power
s, therefore, approached the Supreme Court for a timely interpretation.
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