My Residence was not raided by EFCC – CJN Onnoghen

My Residence was not raided by EFCC – CJN Onnoghen


The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has purportedly disapprove gossip alleging that his apartment was on Tuesday, January 15, attacked by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

As per Vanguard, the senior special adviser to the CJN on media, Awassam Bassey, portrayed the supposed attack as made up information.

“I really don’t know where they got the information from. So many media men were here earlier with cameras over the same report. But what I can tell you for now is that there was no such thing. It is false news,” Bassey stated.


The ‘false news’ of the EFCC raid was connected to a Twitter post that started from the previous minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

Fani-Kayode had in the said post, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to promptly withdraw EFCC from Onnoghen’s apartment.

He expressed: “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.”

The CJN is presently confronting a 6 count charge at the Code of Conduct Tribunal which was put against him by the government over non-presentation of property.

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