CJN Onnoghen’s Prosecution Exhibits No One Is Above The Legislation – Sagay

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee In opposition to Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), says the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, reveals that nobody is above the regulation.

Sagay advised our correspondent throughout an interview that though the prosecution of the CJN was saddening, it confirmed that Nigeria was slowly changing into a nation of legal guidelines.

The Senior Advocate additionally referred to the arraignment of the President of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN), which occurred final 12 months.

The PACAC chairman stated,

“It reveals that in Nigeria, no one is above the regulation.

“I don’t rejoice, neither am I happy that such excessive officers are being probed or investigated; but it surely reveals that in Nigeria, the regulation is working and that the rule of regulation operates and that nobody is larger than the regulation.

“That’s the good facet of it. In any other case, I’m not completely happy about it.

“But when the explanation arises why they need to be investigated or invited and they’re invited, it reveals that the Nigerian authorized system is working and that the rule of regulation operates. However whether it is you or I, that routinely, we might be indicted; however when the larger weapons within the nation who’ve all the ability are additionally being indicted, it means it’s a good signal for the rule of regulation in Nigeria.”

When reminded of the truth that the CJN might be arraigned earlier than Danladi Umar of the Code of Conduct Tribunal who has additionally been accused of corruption, Sagay stated the Federal Authorities had no different possibility.

He stated, “I see a degree. It’s a unhappy reflection on the state of corruption in Nigeria; however I believe on the finish of the day, everyone will come to justice and we could have a clear slate. That is the perfect we are able to do now.

“He (Umar) is the one on the seat, he has not been eliminated. So, there isn’t any different selection so long as he’s there.

“It isn’t good, however we should not miss the important precept of this matter and that’s that in Nigeria, the rule of regulation operates.”



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