Politicians tried to bribe court over Abia judgment, says CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has alleged that there was a “security breach” in the course of preparing the Supreme Court judgment, which yesterday upheld the election of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia State, on the ground that he was properly nominated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its candidate for the 2015 election.

Justice Onnoghen, in a post-judgment comment, said some politicians attempted to use court officials to bribe the court.

According to the CJN, the said politicians were desperately looking for the Justice that would be assigned to write the judgment.

He, however, assured that the incident would be investigated and those culpable sanctioned.

The CJN warned politicians to allow the judiciary to do its job without interference.


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