Onnoghen: Residence Of Ousted CJN Under Siege

The residence of Walter Onnoghen, oust Chief Justice of Nigeria, has been taken over by security operatives.

Mr Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on the recommendation of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT).

He is accused of failing to declare some assets traced to him.

While suspending him yesterday, the president alleged that the top jurist has derailed his anti-corruption war by freeing alleged corrupt individuals who parade themselves freely in the society.

The siege laid at the residence of the accused is reported by Punch Newspapers whose correspondent was prevented from gaining entrance to the residence of the jurist.

The siege is said to be laid by Personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and those of the Department of State Services, (DSS) baring the press from accessing the home of the oust jurist.

“Our correspondent who tried to gain access to the house located close to the Supreme Court was denied entry by stern-looking security men comprised of policemen and men of Department of State Services,” the paper reported.

At press time, it is unclear who ordered the siege at the home of Onnoghen which is said to be a stone throw from the Supreme Court Premises.