Opposition parties allege plot to arrest Onnoghen on Tuesday

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The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, alleged that it uncovered plot allegedly by federal government to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

CUPP first national spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, made the claim at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.

According to Ugochinyere, the alleged planned arrest of Onnoghen will be made after a bench warrant would have been issued by the CCT against the embattled CJN.

His word, “Members of the cabal in the Presidency have just concluded a meeting last night (Thursday) where they have now set the stage to burn down the institution of democracy and constitutional governance for the purpose of achieving a narrow aim of annexing the judiciary.

“Just a few hours after our release of the secret letter directing the freezing of the account of the CJN illegally without a court order, these men have at the end of their meeting last (Thursday) night directed the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr Danladi Umar, to disregard the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja which had directed the tribunal to maintain status quo.

“They have asked him to go ahead to issue a bench warrant on the next adjourned date being Tuesday, January 22 in the event the CJN does not appear in court. The meeting of the Presidency cabal also resolved and directed the new Acting Inspector-General of Police that the immediate arrest of the CJN on the same Tuesday as effort will be made to ensure he is served with the order same day, following the issuance of the arrest warrant would be his litmus test for his speedy confirmation as the substantive Inspector-General.”

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