Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central District at the National Assembly, yesterday described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s order that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen should immediately vacate his office, as a “political assault on the sacred temple of justice.”
Sani, in another snide remark also likened the plan to prosecute the CJN in a tweet as “The buglers plan is to steal the bench and give it to a carpenter who will quickly dismantle it and turn it into a ladder, so that they can scale the fence and pilfer.”
The charges against Justice Onnoghen were filed and served on him last Friday at his official residence in Abuja preparatory for his appearance before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, today.
But reacting, Shehu Sani, while condemning the FG decision, said the move against the CJN should be resisted and rescinded.
He tweeted, “The move against the CJN Onnoghen is a political assault on the sacred temple of justice; it should be resisted and rescinded.
“The government has moved in the crane to the Court in order to remove a Bench from the roof.
“This amount to throwing a bolt on the runway of our democracy and peace.”