The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s order that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, should immediately vacate his office.
The Federal Government will on Monday, January 14, 2019, arraign the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu-led Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on charges of failures to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.
The charges against Justice Onnoghen were filed and served on him on Friday at his official residence in Abuja preparatory to his appearance at the tribunal.
Reacting, SERAP, on its official Twitter page, described the order against CJN Onnoghen as impressive.
The body, however, demanded that the same order should be placed on senior politicians and governors.
SERAP wrote: “The speed at which CCB has moved to “file charges against the CJN” is impressive but same promptness must be applied to senior politicians at all levels-president, governors, etc.
“We’ll start by suing to compel high-ranking officials to publish their assets declaration details.”