South-South Governors look into CJN corruption trial

A swift action by six governors of Nigeria’s South-South started immediately after Mr. Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria got accused and planned to face three-member panel on Monday.

Mr. Walter Onnoghen, from Cross River, has been accused of improper declaration of assets, with the Nigerian government filling six charges that it said violated the code of conduct law from public office. Though, CJN denied all allegations against him.

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The meeting is scheduled for Sunday in Abuja. The expected governors include; Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Benedict Ayade of Cross River, Nyeson Wike of Rivers and Godwin Obaseki of Edo.

“I am yet to have full details of the corruption charges against Mr. Onnoghen, but all efforts must be on deck to prevent the subversion and discretion of the ethos of democracy in Nigeria as nation moved nearer to the election”. Seriake Dickson said.

He said further in a statement Saturday night, “It is a grave and dangerous escalation, coming a few weeks to the general elections”

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