The Presidency has denied any plans to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, and other Justices of the Supreme Court.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said this false story is being peddled by the Coalition of United Political Parties apparently to set the judiciary against the executive and cause major confusion ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
He said that the findings of the Code of Conduct Bureau against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, and the allegations arising from them, are being handled by the courts in the normal way, as is expected in a democratic society like Nigeria. Adesina stated that the Presidency has not, and will certainly not, interfere in the process.
While noting that the Buhari administration is very firmly committed to the fight against corruption, the Presidency assured that the government will always pursue its mission with the highest standards of fairness, and in strict conformity with the relevant laws.