Femi Fani-Kayode has continued to react to the decision of the Federal government to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday January 14th over his alleged refusal to declare his assets before and after he assumed office.
The government will on Monday, January 14, 2019, arraign the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu led-Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on charges of failures to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.
The charges against Justice Onnoghen were filed and served on him last Friday at his official residence in Abuja preparatory for his appearance at the tribunal.
The Federal Government, among others, is accusing Nigeria’s Head of the Judiciary of refusal to declare his assets in breach of the provision of the Code of Conduct Bureau Act.
He is also being accused of maintaining domiciliary foreign currencies account which comprised Dollars Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account which are alleged to be contrary to relevant laws, especially for public office holders.
Reacting to this FFK said:
Now that CJN Onnoghen has been ordered to step down take note that in Nigeria today the Presidency, Fed. Govt., National Assembly, Judiciary, Security Agencies, Military, Intelligence Agencies, INEC and even the leading opposition party are all in the hands of northern Muslims.
I advise the CJN to ignore this monstrous, self-serving, unlawful and unconstitutional directive and refuse to vacate his office.Anything short of that will be a capitulation to tyranny,injustice and servitude and it would result in dangerous and far reaching consequences for
the unity of our country. When the South/South governors meet on this issue they should ponder on this. It is either Nigeria belongs to us all or let there be no Nigeria. It is either we have a real democracy with a clear delination and separation of powers between the
Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary or let the whole system and country go to blazes. We are not interested in being slaves and we refuse to accept the yoke and bondage of dictatorship.