The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vehemently denied reports that it’s invaded the residence of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
The Anti-graft described the report as untrue and evil, adding that the “fake news” originated from evil men with the aim to get evil results.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, who spoke in Abuja today, noted that Mr. Onnoghen’s home was not invaded as being insinuated.
Unconfirmed report had it that the operatives of the anti-graft commission had surrounded Mr. Onnoghen’s Abuja residence on Tuesday.
Chief Justice Onnoghen was accused of non declaration of his assets.
The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Code of Conduct Bureau filed six charges against the CJN at the Code of Conduct Tribunal headed by Justice Danladi Umar.
The CCT had setup a three-man panel to try Onnoghen on Monday, but the number one judicial official ignored the CCT.
His chains of lawyers numbering over 80 with about 40 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) were however present at the hearing.
A Federal High Court in Abuja also ordered the CCT to stopped Onnoghen’s trial pending when a verdict is reached in a suit filed against the CCB.