The first national spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Imo Ugochinyere, has alleged that the EFCC had concluded plans to arrest the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen today (Wednesday, February 6).
In a statement issued on Tuesday, he said; “The secretariat of the CUPP has uncovered the latest plot by the Presidency to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen tomorrow (Wednesday) being February 6, 2019 and immediately commence their final descent to infamy by forcing him to resign at gunpoint.
“The latest recruit in this plot against the CJN being the Chairman of the EFCC has been given the mandate to execute this plot and has been told there would be no margin for error as the CJN must resign from office or from life one way or the other.”
According to Ugochinyere, the decision was taken after Onnoghen turned down “all mouth-watering offers” made to him.
He also alleged that the government was making efforts to force some senior lawyers to withdraw from defending the CJN.
Meanwhile, the acting spokesman for EFCC, Tony Orilade, has said he was not aware of any plans to arrest Onnoghen.