Former Nigerian Chief Justice (CJN) Walter Onnoghen has alleged that he was dismissed by President Muhammadu Buhari over an unsubstantiated rumor of holding a gathering with ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar forward of the 2019 normal election in Dubai.
Onnoghen introduced this on the public presentation of a e book entitled “Basic Rights (Enforcement) Guidelines, 2009: Observe, Process, Types, and Precedents,” authored by Ogwu James Onoja (SAN).
He expressed disappointment on the President’s failure to validate such data earlier than responding, regardless of its monumental investigative capability.
Based on the nation’s report, Onnoghen, who recalled the method that led to his elimination, discovered the state of affairs got here to a head when his course of within the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) immediately began, even when he did was not invited or was accused of misconduct.
He condemned his trial earlier than the CCT, additional stating that in the midst of the trial and after the events had joined the problems, an ex parte movement was immediately made and “what adopted was my unlawful and illegal suspension as a CJN”.