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Falana Wants FG To Withdraw Case Against CJN

Falana Wants FG To Withdraw Case Against CJN

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN has advised the Federal Government to withdraw its charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria from the Code Of Conduct Tribunal.

Falana, in a statement on Saturday faulted FG”s move to press charges against the CJN.

According to him, “The charge against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen ought not to have been instituted at the Code of Conduct of Tribunal in view of the case of Nganjiwa v FRN (2017) LPELR 43391 wherein the Court of Appeal held that a judicial officer who has not been investigated by the National Judicial Council and sanctioned for misconduct cannot be arraigned in any criminal court in Nigeria.

“As all authorities are bound by the Court of Appeal verdict, the case should be withdrawn by the Attorney-General of the Federation without any delay because it is likely to be a prosecutorial misadventure,” he s

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