EFCC Denies Arresting CJN, Onnoghen

Pic 20. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (11/4/17) 02190/11/4/2O17/Callistus Ewelike /OTU/ICE/NAN

By Umar Isa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied arresting the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The news of the arrest of the CJN has being trending on the social media since early Tuesday, according to a statement by EFCC.

The statement signed by EFCC Ag. Head, Media & Publicity Tony Orilade on Tuesday said the story is not only a figment of the imagination of the purveyor of the fake news, but an evil machination by the creator and carriers of the news aimed at creating anarchy in the country.

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The statement said  the EFCC never went to the house of the CJN for arrest neither was invitation extended to him.

It said several calls and short messages received all point to the fact that the brains behind the fake news had one thing in mind: to act as agent of destabilization noting that the Commission  would not give in to their plots.

“One of the architect of the fake news, Femi Fani-Kayode, was quoted as saying “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”.

“Another arrowhead of the fake news, Yinka Odumakin shared a non-existent video which has gone viral.”

The statement  assured Nigerians that while the EFCC  would fight corruption in line with the mandate setting up the Commission, agents of darkness, in the likes of Femi Fani-Kayode, Yinka Odumakin and his cohorts, would never be able to manipulate the people against the Commission.


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