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Wike Reveals Those Behind CJN Onnoghen’s Trial

Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, has alleged that Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, was behind plots to remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

Mr Wike made the claim on Thursday at the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Eleme Area of the State.

Mr Onnoghen is accused of omitting to declare his assets and illegally operating five domiciliary accounts in various foreign currencies.

The charges were filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Onnoghen was arraigned at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and was represented by over 40 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) and some lawyers.

As the matter was called up at the CCT on Monday, the top jurist was absent, challenging the jurisdiction to try him.

Later in the day, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja halted the arraignment of the jurist.

Naming the minister as the arrow head of the plot, the governor said the meeting where the plot was hatch was held in Abuja.

“At that meeting in Abuja last Monday, Amaechi confessed that he is the person behind the illegal crisis facing the CJN,” Wike said in a statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu.

“He (Amaechi) bragged that he will destroy the CJN the way he brought Former President Goodluck Jonathan down,” he added.

The governor said the plot by Amaechi to destroy the nation’s judiciary will finally consume the minister.

Staff Writer

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