The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the prosecution of Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and resort to due process.It said this while reacting to a move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to question Mr. Yinka Odumakin, a spokesman for the forum, and Femi Fani-Kayode, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, over online posts suggesting operatives of the commission had carried out a raid at the CJN’s residence.
“The SMBLF is a responsible organisation, made of prominent statesmen of Nigeria that have served and are still serving and contributing immensely to our great country, Nigeria. The information and statement about the siege on the neighborhood of the CJN originated from the CJN’s residence, while this body was in a meeting in Abuja.
“We could not have manufactured such a statement if the alarm was not raised from the house of the CJN. It is therefore not fake news. This body only acted promptly to forestall any untoward incidence of arrest or embarrassment on the person of the CIN,” said the forum in a statement yesterday. Read more