A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot absolve himself or pretend that he is not aware of charges filed by the Federal Government against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
According to him, the head of the courts is entitled to certain immunity, different from the immunity granted the president and governors by Section 308 of the constitution.
He hinted that President Buhari is very much aware of every action against the CJN, hence he has not spoken out about it.
The legal expert wondered how efficient the Nigerian judicial system is, that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) would receive a petition on Wednesday, framed charges on Thursday and got it signed by the chairman of the CCB on Saturday, adding that “that shows a super-efficient federal government.”
“Only the NJC has the authority to investigate any infraction by any judicial officer.
“We are strong and resolute that this rubbish will not happen; it will have the gravest consequences, so I appeal to the federal government to withdraw the charge, and in the event that it has a case against the CJN, to proceed to the Senate to file a charge,” he added.