Embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, has denied widespread reports that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) laid siege to his residence on Tuesday, 15 January.
The false alarm was said to have been raised by former Nigerian Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode via his social media handle.
He was quoted to have written: ““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.”
But in a swift reaction to the report by the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) strongman, the Senior Special Adviser to the CJN on media, Mr. Awassam Bassey, described it as false news.
According to him: “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.”
Onnoghen is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the Federal Government over the propriety of a six-count charge that was preferred against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, following his alleged non declaration of some of his assets.