Falana Calls for Justice Onnoghen’s Resignation


A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has asked Justice Walter Onnoghen to quit the bench,  following the allegations levelled against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The human rights activist made this call yesterday while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He said, “The government should as a matter of urgency, lift the suspension on the Chief Justice since the Chief Justice on his own admitted that he did not declare his assets; he should do the needful by calling it quits”.

Falana said after the suspension has been lifted, the Chief Justice should quit the bench because he has already admitted that he failed in his duty to declare his asset as required by the constitution.

The Senior Advocate further argued that the Executive and the Judiciary arms of government have failed Nigerians with regards to the case of Justice Walter Onnoghen.

He said it was wrong for President Muhammadu Buhari to have suspended Justice Onnonghen based on an ex parte order of the code of conduct tribunal. He said by so doing the President did not follow due process, stressing that the government must learn to obey the rule of law.

“You can’t fight corruption without following due process,” Falana said.