- Twenty Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) said they are working towards reforming the judicial system in Nigeria
- The SANs said they were deeply embarrassed by the situation surrounding the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen
Twenty Senior Adevocates of Nigeria (SANs) have announced their plan to set up a group to look into reforming the judicia system of Nigeria after the alleged false asset declaration scandal against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
Sahara Reporters reports that the SANs said they were deeply concerned and embarrassed by the situation surrounding Onnoghen's suspension.
The statemet reads:“We are a group of Senior Advocates of Nigeria who feel embarrassed and deeply concerned by the recent events surrounding the suspension of Honourable Justice W.S.N. Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
“In making this intervention, we do not propose to delve into the merits or demerits of the respective positions that have been taken by the different actors regarding the suspension of Justice Onnoghen.
“Our focus in making this intervention given the context of the unfolding events is to examine the underlying factors that have engendered or perpetuated the undoubted loss of confidence in the judiciary and the legal profession and to proffer suggestions for a much needed reform.”
The names of the 20 SANs are:
1. Ebun Sofunde
2. Kayode Sofola
3. Kola Awodein,
4. Ademola Akinrele
5. Eyimofe Atake
6. Olufunke Adekoya
7. Oluwafemi Atoyebi
8. Yemi Candide -Johnson
9. Olasupo Shasore
10. Babatunde Ajibade.
11. Osaro Eghobamien,
12. Babatunde Fagbohunlu
13. Wemimo Ogunde
14. Jibrin Okutepa
15. Olumide Sofowora
16. Professor Ernest Ojukwu
17. Olatunde Adejuyigbe
18. Adewale Olawoyin
19. Adeniyi Adegbonmire
20. Oyesoji Oyeleke
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, disclosed that some of the foreign currencies deposited in his domiciliary account were from trading in foreign exchange (forex), AGRICODE, while others were returns from proceeds of his investments.
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