In an new development, investigations have revealed that Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Aviation sometimes in January, 2016, in the company of a serving Director of the DSS approached the two arrested Justices of the Supreme Court – Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro at the home of Justice Ngwuta at the Judges’ Quarters in Abuja to help compromise the Rivers and Akwa Ibom States Election Tribunal Judgement before his Lordships.
Mr. Amaechi allegedly, acting on the instructions of president Muhammadu Buhari, brought the sum of $2million dollars to the home of Justice Ngwuta.
After speaking with both Justices for over an hour on the matter, they called the de-factor president and childhood friend of the president, Alhaji Mamman Daura on the phone who pleaded with the Justices to help as Mr. Amaechi was representing the president on the matter.
According to LeadersNG, Chief Justice of Nigeria is one of the reasons why the two Justices of the Supreme Court might have been arrested.
CJN had reported the matter to president Buhari that same week in January and the president gave the assurance he will investigate the matter and never did. The close aide of the CJN told LeadersNG that after going back and forth on the matter, the Justices refused to collect the money from Mr. Amaechi and later reported the matter to the CJN.
Although the source said president Buhari denied ever instructing Mr. Amaechi to approach any of the Justices, he however assured the CJN of an investigation into the matter, no investigation was ever carried out to the knowledge of the CJN.