CJN Reacts To EFCC’s “Raid” On His Abuja Home

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has debunked rumours that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided his Abuja home on Tuesday.
Some opposition figures, including former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, had taken to social media to raise the alarm and condemn the alleged raid on the CJN’s home.
Fani-Kayode said, “Why have the EFCC surrounded the home of CJN Onnoghen and why are they seeking to arrest him?
“These people want Nigeria to burn! Buhari call off your dogs before it is too late! “This is a democracy and not a gestapo state! In the name of God let this madness stop.”
But Onnoghen has come out to dispel the rumours of a raid, just as the EFCC did same.
The Senior Special Adviser on Media to the CJN, Mr. Awassam Bassey, described the reports as “false”.
He said, “I really don’t know where they got the information from. So many media men were here earlier with cameras over the same report. But what I can tell you for now is that there was no such thing. It is false news.”
Fani-Kayode later deleted his post, saying, “Yesterday I was informed by usually reliable sources that EFCC were positioned outside CJN’s home.
“I have since discovered that the men were not from EFCC and I removed the posting. The error is regretted. Can FG tell us which agency sent those men and why they beat a retreat?”

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