Obasanjo Is Not Like Buhari, He Saved Me From Wrongful Indictment, Ex CJN Onnoghen


The former CJN, Walter Onnoghen said his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in 2019 was not the first time, adding that he faced a similar issue during the tenure of Obasanjo.

He spoke in Abuja during the public presentation of a book titled ‘Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009, Practice, Procedure, Forms, and Precedents,’ written by Chief Ogwu James Onoja (SAN).

Onnoghen , who was sacked form office in 2019 said a commission of inquiry was set up back then without due process and that he was indicted of wrongdoing,

The former CJN said he was not invited to defend himself before he was indicted by the commission.

Onnoghen stated that because Obasanjo was a leader who listened to advice, the matter was referred to the National Judicial Council for review.

He noted the truth surfaced after the council investigated the matter and he was cleared of all alleged wrongdoing.

Onnoghen, however, urged Nigerians to stand by the truth because only justice could rescue Nigeria.

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