Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the ongoing prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Speaking at the opening of the Online Publishers Conference in Abuja yesterday January 16th, Osinbajo made it known that the President only just found out about the arraignment of the CJN on Saturday evening.
In his words;
“I feel very sad that is going on at all. President Muhammadu Buhari, his whole approach is that institutions should just do their work. I can tell by fact that he did not know about this until Saturday evening. He did not know that there will be any kind of arraignment until Saturday evening. He has said categorically don’t interfere with what the institutions are doing. Sometimes it has consequences like we have today. My take is that I rather not have a situation where members of a profession are being tried for an offence. I don’t feel particularly good about it, as a matter of fact, I feel very sad about it, that is going on at all,” he said
Walter Onnoghen is facing six charges due to his failure to declare his assets as well as operating a domiciliary account, among other charges.