According to reports, the residence of the ousted Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, is under siege as security operatives are said to have taken over his residence.
Mr Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on the recommendation of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT).
He is accused of failing to declare some assets traced to him.
While suspending him yesterday, the president alleged that the top jurist has derailed his anti-corruption war by freeing alleged corrupt individuals who parade themselves freely in the society.
The siege laid at the residence of the accused is reported by Punch Newspapers whose correspondent was prevented from gaining entrance to the residence of the jurist.
The siege is said to be laid by Personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and those of the Department of State Services, (DSS) baring the press from accessing the home of the oust jurist.
“Our correspondent who tried to gain access to the house located close to the Supreme Court was denied entry by stern-looking security men comprised of policemen and men of Department of State Services,” the paper reported.
At press time, it is unclear who ordered the siege at the home of Onnoghen which is said to be a stone throw from the Supreme Court Premises.
More facts emerged in Abuja on Saturday on why Buhari could not wait for the court to determine the fate of the CJN.
Onnoghen, it was gathered, was billed to inaugurate judges that will adjudicate over the conduct of the 2019 elections in the country.
The suspended judge had fixed Saturday (today) for the inauguration of the election petition panels.
Details of tomorrow’s election panels to be sworn in, according to dependable sources at the Supreme Court are 250 judges.
Journalists have been barred from accessing the house of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
Our correspondent who tried to gain access to the house located close to the Supreme Court was denied entry by stern-looking security men comprised of policemen and men of Department of State Services.
He was turned back by the men wearing presidential villa accreditation tag who told him his visit could not be permitted.
One of the men of the DSS, who questioned our correspondent, asked, “What is your mission here.”
Our correspondent: I’m here to observe the situation around the house of the CJN to avoid misleading report.
DSS: Are you invited?
Correspondent: I don’t need a formal invitation in this circumstance, I only come to have first-hand information.
DSS: That means you are here on sight and see. Sight and see is not allowed. Make a detour and go back.
The operative then beckoned on armed policemen to guide our correspondent out.
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