The counsel of the Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN, Walter Onnoghen, Chris Uche SAN, Friday stated that the eventual arraignment of his client before the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT, was a sad day for the country’s judiciary.
A battery of newsmen had approached Onnoghen’s lawyer for his reaction after the adjournment of the matter inside the CCT premises.
When grilled, he said, “It is a sad day for the judiciary for the indignity meted to the hallowed arm of government. The judiciary has experienced a setback for democracy and also for the people of the law when due process was not followed.
“Someone will just come from the blues and accuse a person of stealing and you expect him to be brought to the defendant box, and you also expect that person to bend his head to be slaughtered? NO.”
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