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Why Onnoghen’s Conviction Was Politically Motivated – Tanko Yakasai

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An elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has mocked the conviction by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

In a statement to newsmen on Sunday, Yakasai maintained that the ex-CJN’s ordeal, prompted by petitioner Dennis Aghanya, was politically motivated.

He insisted that the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari was targeted at perceived enemies of his administration.

Tanko Yakasai said: “It will be recalled that the matter started with a petition written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by a political gladiator called Dennis Aghanya on January 7, 2019.

“The man was a political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari from their days in the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in which the president was the candidate while Aghanya was national publicity secretary.

“After the collapse of the CPC into what we now know as the All Progressives Congress (APC) under which platform General Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria’s president, Dennis Aghanya has been in the corridors of power.

“The man wrote his petition on January 7, which he submitted to the CCB, after two days. It took the CCB only two days to investigate all the allegations the man-made against Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen and concluded the investigation, and forwarded the matter to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

“It took the CCT one day to prepare their charges against Justice Onnoghen. He was asked to appear before the Tribunal in a matter of six days from the first day the petition was written to the CCB.”

Tanko Yakasai further alleged that the whole scenario was scripted to achieve a pre-determined end.


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.




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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am