A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, foremost lawyer and a human rights activists, Mike Ozkhome has accused Nigerians and Nigerian Youth in particular for sitting down, watching and doing nothing while the ruling party, The APC and the federal government led by President Buhari was having a free day in mobbing and Lynching the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Onnoghen
We could recall that the former CJN resigned on Thursday after the purported recommendation of the judicial panel from NJC organised a soft landing for him.
Mike Ozekhome has said that the former Chief Justice resigned to fate as his fate was already determined and sealed by the cabal in the Buhari cabinet NIGERIA NEWS can report
The lawyer said this when he wrote about the full trial and how it began for the respected CJN before he was being accused of not declaring his asset.
“I knew it would come sooner than later. When Justice Walter Onnoghen’s travails started in January, I predicted that the cabal was out to rubbish him. They desired to bespatter him with the paintbrush of shame, odium and obloquy in such a way as to make him visibly unfit for the position of the CJN. They went after his jugular, using the CCB/CCT,” Ozekhome said.
“The CCT was unrelenting: it discarded its earlier precedents; ignored court rulings barring it from trying Onnoghen. It was the case of the falcon not hearing the falconer.
“The Court of Appeal became complicit. It refused to deliver judgments in Onnoghen’s cases argued before it over six weeks ago. Nigerians watched Onnoghen being mob-lynched. Onnoghen was tried in the media, criminalized, humiliated.
“So, Onnoghen, faced with the reality of the situation, knew that his faith had been pre-determined by the cabal, signed, sealed and delivered.”
Ozekhome also accused the NJC of jumping into conclusion over the case.
He said the council acted on unproven allegations and that any attempt to harass and humiliate the judiciary is setting a stage for bidding democracy farewell.
He accused the NJC of acting upon unproven statements through media trails and they all do it to humiliate the man that has given such much to the country and the judiciary in particular and that suspects has given in to humiliation and harassment of the independency of the judiciary
“Otherwise, how can NJC hold that it decided not to delve into the allegations, relating to assets declaration leveled against Onnoghen because they were subjudice, yet convicted him on the petitions written by EFCC and others, when the said petitions remained in the realm of mere unproven allegations?” he asked.