- A source at the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) faults reports linking the police with the closure of Justice Walter Onnoghen's office in Abuja
- The unnamed police officer notes that the Supreme Court has its own security network which could be approached for comments on the action at the office of the suspended CJN
A source at the Nigerian Police Force has denied reports claiming police officers took part in sealing off the chambers of Justice Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The unnamed police officer told Vanguard on Monday, January 28, that the police had nothing to do with the action at Onnoghen’s chambers, noting that the Supreme Court had its own security network which should be approached for comments on the matter.
“If it was the Police, you would have seen the presence of our men and equipment displayed in strategic locations around the vicinity. I don’t think there is anything of such, so we are not involved," the officer said.
“Supreme Court has its own security architecture and personnel. They may have their reasons for any action they take which is outside our purview.”
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the office of the embattled chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, had been sealed off by operatives believed to be from the Nigerian Police Force.
According to The Punch, the incident took place on Monday, January 28 and was made public by sources at the Supreme Court.
Legit.ng gathered that the sources disclosed that the security officials arrived as early as 7am and proceeded to seal off the office and eject all administrative staff in the axis.
Meanwhile, the federal government of Nigeria has cautioned representatives of foreign countries and organisations resident in the country against interfering in Nigeria’s internal affairs.
The ministry of foreign affairs gave the warning in a statement signed by its spokesperson, George Edokpa on Monday, January 28, in Abuja
The ministry expressed deep concern on statements made by the US Embassy, UK High Commission and European Union Election Observer Mission, regarding the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
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