The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore, said he was the first person to expose the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen, after discovering his accounts contains unexplainable funds.
Omoyele Sowore said this while speaking at a town-hall meeting tagged ‘TheCandidates’ on Wednesday night.
The AAC presidential candidate was asked how his administration would tackle corruption if elected in the forthcoming election. He said:
“There must be consequences, you know… for people to know that it is not alright to be corrupt and still get a chieftaincy title,” he said.
“Look at the judiciary. Look, Nigeria has been playing around with corruption for a long time, but you know, as an individual, I have been fighting corruption for the last 12 years with SaharaReporters.
“The Chief Justice of Nigeria who is under trial now, I was the first person on SaharaReporters to put out his account that he has money that he cannot explain. Do you know what happened when I did it? The EFCC issued a statement that I was wrong. Now, when it is politically expedient, he is underoing trial.”
CJN Onnoghen is currently being tried at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for fraudulent asset declaration, with the latest revelation about his bank account detailing a series of dubious payments to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.