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Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by shachris02: 12:31pm On Jan 13
I see there's a lot of mistruths that's being circulated by the evil arms of the APC media regarding the CJN, Mr Onnoghen predicament and i'm here to offer some truths before the propaganda gets too far.


1. The CJN did not steal any money: I see some APC members already pandering the lie that this is about theft and corruption. The issue as contained in the initial petition is about failure to declare asset, not stealing some imaginary $750,000

He is a quote from the petition by Buhari's former aide.

ARDI also alleged that Onnoghen did not comply with the constitutional requirement for public servants to declare their assets every four years during their career.

The source of his assets is never in doubt what is being questioned here is why the CJN failed to declare his asset in 2009 as civil servants are meant to declare their assets every 4 years.

2. CJN onnoghen actually did declare his asset.

Right before CJN was appointed into office 2016, he declared his assets as required by law , as can be seen in his defence below.

He declared his asset in 2016 but failed to declare it in 2009 due to an oversight. Ideally, the asset he declared in 2016 should cover whatever asset he should have declared in 2009 (in fact this is his understanding) because your asset are only as accurate as the most recent assessment, not before.

“My asset declaration form numbers SCN 00014 and SCN 00005 were declared on the same day, 14/12/2016 because I forgot to make a declaration of my assets after the expiration of my 2005 declaration in 2009. Following my appointment as acting CJN in November, 2016, the need to declare my assets anew made me to realize the mistake.

“I then did the declaration to cover the period in default. I did not include my standard charted bank account in SCN 000014 because I believed they were not opened.

“I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11.

3. The petition was filed on the 9th of January, and within 5 days he's already being arraigned!

Meanwhile we are yet to get EFCC to arraign Babachair lawal, maina, adeosun and the rest of the APC saints.

4. The complainant, Denis Aghanya is a member of the All progressive congress (APC) and a former publicity secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change. (CPC) that buhari once contested under.


Read the CJN's full response below made available to premium times below:

All these are nothing but pure political witch hunt meant to jeopardize the judiciary and must be stop at all cost.

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained details of a statement given by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to the Code of Conduct Bureau which is accusing him of false asset declaration.

In one note seen by this newspaper, Mr Onnoghen said he “forgot to update his asset declaration, after the expiration of his 2005 declaration”.

Mr Onnoghen also explained that he believed that the form SCN 000015 filed in December 2016 after he emerged acting CJN would cover for the period after his confirmation as CJN.

The case against Mr Onnoghen came after a group, the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative, sent a petition against him alleging wrongdoing in his asset declaration.

The group said the CJN, Nigeria’s most senior judicial officer, maintained illegal accounts containing foreign currencies and did not declare them.

The group’s head, Denis Aghanya, is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress and a former publicity secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change.

The group said, its petition was brought “bearing in mind the imminence of the 2019 elections and the overwhelming role of the judiciary both before and after the election.”

A statement by the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Saturday, said Mr Onnoghen would be arraigned for alleged false asset charge on Monday — seven days after the petition was brought.

Some lawyers have alleged the trial is politically motivated.

Sebastian Hon, a senior advocate of Nigeria, told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday it is “more political than it is honest”.



“While I know that the Chief Justice of Nigeria does not enjoy immunity from criminal prosecution, I see this move by the Federal Government as dangerously political and tendentious,” he said.

“Suddenly, we woke to see a petition leaked to the informal or social media, allegedly received by the Code of Conduct on 9th January, 2019. Suddenly, we are told charges have been filed against the CJN. Why this supersonic rush?”

In his response to the queries raised by the CCB, Mr Onnoghen wrote as follows:

“My asset declaration form numbers SCN 00014 and SCN 00005 were declared on the same day, 14/12/2016 because I forgot to make a declaration of my assets after the expiration of my 2005 declaration in 2009. Following my appointment as acting CJN in November, 2016, the need to declare my assets anew made me to realize the mistake.

“I then did the declaration to cover the period in default. I did not include my standard charted bank account in SCN 000014 because I believed they were not opened.

“I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11.

Mr Onnoghen was first appointed acting CJN on November 10, 2017 following the retirement of the former CJN, Mahmoud Mohammed.

His appointment as acting CJN came amidst criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to forward his name to the Senate for confirmation as the most senior judge.

On February 8, 2017 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo returned Mr Onnoghen’s name for confirmation to the Senate on March 1.

Mr Onnoghen was subsequently sworn in to office as Nigeria’s 17th CJN on March 8, 2017.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/305421-exclusive-what-cjn-onnoghen-told-ccb-over-asset-declaration.html

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Racoon(m): 12:45pm On Jan 13
shachris02:
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3. The petition was filed on the 9th of January, and within 5 days he's already being arraigned! Mean while we are yet to get EFCC to arraign Babachair lawal, maina, adeosun and the rest of the APC saints.

All these are nothing but pure political witch hunt meant to jeopardize the judiciary and must be stop at all cost.
Aptly said brother man.The hypocritical Buhari government will never touch any of their sacred indicted corrupt saints.Bunch of fucktards.

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by jchioma: 1:06pm On Jan 13
The head of the country’s judiciary cannot be prosecuted while in office until he is oust by the National Judicial Council which must take the decision if the judicial officer is found wanting after its investigation brought against any judge.

In his desperation to hang on to power by all means, Buhari will end up shooting himself on the foot.

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by PassingShot(m): 1:08pm On Jan 13
Lubbish!

Onnoghen is toast already. If you like, cry from now till next year, he lacks the moral right to preside over our justice system
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by PassingShot(m): 1:10pm On Jan 13
“I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11.


Imagine the nonsense from the CJN! He “was under the impression bla bla bla”
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by omonaijiria: 1:15pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
“I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11.


Imagine the nonsense from the CJN! He “was under the impression bla bla bla”

Was the said account covered in the declaration

Olodo

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by helinues: 1:18pm On Jan 13
All this epistle is not adding up though the timing is wrong

Operating 5 domiciliary foreign accounts ( since 2011) without declaration is a crime.
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by DrGoodman: 1:20pm On Jan 13
When a dictatorship is preferred to the gentleman Good luck presidency, thus is what you get.

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by AstralBody: 1:21pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
Lubbish!

Onnoghen is toast already. If you like, cry from now till next year, he lacks the moral right to preside over our justice system
I wonder why Buhari hasn't declared his assets up till today. Onnoghen will remain as our CJN, Buhari and his hypocrites can wail on!
4+0=4

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Blazebond: 1:37pm On Jan 13
We already know that APC supporter's are zombie's.

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Asshurbanipal: 1:39pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
“I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11.


Imagine the nonsense from the CJN! He “was under the impression bla bla bla”
You sound like cry cry baby lately

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Sonoyom(m): 1:44pm On Jan 13
Under this Clone/Clown, the senate president has been arraigned, now CJN, but Maina is a saint, grasscutter Lawal is yet to be arraigned, Adeosun is already in London.






We are in deep sh*t

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by EdoBoyJazzie: 1:56pm On Jan 13
Why is this not on frontpage? APC mod won't see this topic.

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by sweetgala(m): 2:02pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
“I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11.


Imagine the nonsense from the CJN! He “was under the impression bla bla bla”

He is a judge he should know that " I forgot " is not a good enough excuse to the law
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Saheed9: 2:03pm On Jan 13
Drama
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by sweetgala(m): 2:04pm On Jan 13
Sonoyom:
Under this Clone/Clown, the senate president has been arraigned, now CJN, but Maina is a saint, grasscutter Lawal is yet to be arraigned, Adeosun is already in London.


We are in deep sh*t


Maina and his boss a southerner had already been cleared of all wrongdoing a long time before he was reinstated. Infacf it was the recommendation of the civil service board to do so.
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by shachris02: 5:04pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
Lubbish!

Onnoghen is toast already. If you like, cry from now till next year, he lacks the moral right to preside over our justice system

You are just pathetic.

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by truthfulparrot(m): 5:21pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
Lubbish!

Onnoghen is toast already. If you like, cry from now till next year, he lacks the moral right to preside over our justice system
How you people are quick to agree with anything coming from PMB and APC is a reflection of your low and despicable sense of reasonings. If tomorrow the APC claims that they are not behind the travails of CJN and that the opposition cooked up the story, you guys will shamelessly believe them again! So pathetic.
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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Redoil: 5:41pm On Jan 13
If we want sanity in our nation i will suggest we cure all apc supporters and bmc of their violent madness and stupidity.
Somebody should suggest a better solution for those bmc above whose madnes and stupidity is beyond cure.
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by PaChukwudi44: 5:47pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
Lubbish!

Onnoghen is toast already. If you like, cry from now till next year, he lacks the moral right to preside over our justice system
Noise maker go and remove him naa.

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Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by tuniski: 5:50pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
Lubbish!

Onnoghen is toast already. If you like, cry from now till next year, he lacks the moral right to preside over our justice system
Same you said about saraki! The presidency will fail once again.
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by tuniski: 5:52pm On Jan 13
PaChukwudi44:

Noise maker go and remove him naa.

Don't mind them their rigging plans have failed #BuhariToDauraFebruary16th.

Onnoghen goes nowhere.
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Godjone(m): 5:55pm On Jan 13
My brother don't mind this Satanist and their bastards supporters. It shall never be well with any humans that support this act by the present gunment
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Beremx(f): 6:00pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
Lubbish!

Onnoghen is toast already. If you like, cry from now till next year, he lacks the moral right to preside over our justice system
What proof do you have that he lacks the moral right to preside over the judiciary? The way you defend somethings he... It's better you just keep quiet.

Haba!!
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by mycar: 6:14pm On Jan 13
PassingShot:
“I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11.


Imagine the nonsense from the CJN! He “was under the impression bla bla bla”

I used to take you serious but now I know that you lack sense of direction.
Re: Bursting BMC Lies: Things You Need To Know About The CJN Onnoghen's Case by Guestlander: 6:17pm On Jan 13
How can a learned man, the Chief justice of the whole federation not know that omitting vital information on a legal document can lead to prosecution?

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