The Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC), invaded the residence of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen on Tuesday, January 15, 2018.
This was disclosed by former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode on his Twitter page.
Fani-Kayode asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call off EFCC from Onnoghen’s residence. He wrote:
“Why have the EFCC surrounded the home of CJN Onnoghen and why are they seeking to arrest him?
“These people want Nigeria to burn! Buhari call off your dogs before it is too late!
“This is a democracy and not a gestapo state! In the name of God let this madness stop.”
The EFCC raid comes amidst allegations of false assets and non-assets declaration levelled against Justice Onnoghen in a petition written to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
The CCB had acted on an earlier petition written to it and the EFCC by Mr. Dennis Aghanya, the Executive Secretary of the Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative (ARDI).