Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP has alleged that EFCC planned to arrest suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen and force him to resign at gun point,the plan has been fixed for today Wednesday February 6th.
The CUPP spokesperson said,that the decision to arrest Onnoghen became necessary after he turned down mouth-watering offers for him to resign.
In a statement signed by CUPP National spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, Onnoghen will be forced to resign after his arrest.
Read the full statement
“The secretariat of the CUPP has uncovered the latest plot by the Presidency to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen tomorrow (Wednesday) being February 6, 2019 and immediately commence their final descent to infamy by forcing him to resign by putting 556 ammo in a gun and holding it against his temple.
“The latest recruit in this plot against the CJN being the Chairman of the EFCC has been given the mandate to execute this plot and has been told there would be no margin for error as the CJN must resign from office or from life one way or the other.
The Federal Government has resolved on the dual action that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, would weigh in and coerce his colleague Senior Advocates to withdraw from defending the CJN and to resort to the use of security agencies to intimidate the legal team of the CJN.
“Some of the Senior Advocates on the team of the CJN have been trailed, their offices and homes being circled and monitored, their telephones bugged and most of them have had reports from their bankers that their account statements have been obtained by the security agencies and certain instructions placed on some types of transactions.’’
“Also, subtle threats of arrest have been handed down in a puerile attempt to intimidate, harass, scare and force them to abandon the professional job they have undertaken as provided in law.
“Neighbours near the Wuye office of one of the Senior Advocates are already apprehensive due to the activities of the security agencies.
Walter Onnoghen was suspended on January 25th on grounds of false asset declaration, which he attributes to forgetfulness.
An acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed has been sworn in since the suspension.
The EFCC has however denied plot to arrest the suspended CJN.