NThe Nigerian Bar Association has said that the trial of Honorable Mr. Justice Walter Onnoghen, GCON (“CJN”) is an assault on the Judiciary.
According to the NBA, the media trial of the embattled chief justice does not follow the rule of law, hence should be stopped.
The NBA amongst other things decried the speed at which the case is being handled, claiming that all due protocols have been intentionally left unobserved.
“We have in total a record number of 3 (three) working days between the receipt and processing of the petition, investigation, preparation of Charge and ancillary processes and the arraignment! Such unprecedented speed and efficiency in Nigeria’s criminal justice administration!
It is clear, given the rush with which this matter was conducted by the CCB, that the NJC was not privy to it and did not conduct its mandatorily required disciplinary processes prior to the filing of the Charge before the CCT” the NBA said.