The recent case between the federal government, Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB and Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen has generated a huge storm on social media.
While so many Nigerians have given the Federal Government a thumps up for the move to prosecute Nigeria’s apex chief judge, for allegedly refusing to declare his assets as the law demands, others have condemned the move in its entirety.
Like Kemi Adeosun, former minister of Finance, that resigned over allegations of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC certificate forgery, many are calling that Onnoghen, honourably tows that path. According to them, Adeosun didn’t know that her certificate was forged yet everyone was calling for her resignation and she did.
Onnoghen has also claimed that he didn’t know, so he should be like Adeosun and also resign as what is good for Adeosun is good for Onnoghen.
However, there are others who say the cases are different, and Onnoghen’s, is motivated because of where he comes from.
Here’s what they are saying on the streets of Twitter
The hypocrites who hounded Kemi Adeosun until she dropped her resignation letter for an NYSC certificate are already on overdrive quoting judicial 7 Books of Moses to defend a CJN who’s now pleading culpability by ignorance
— SoulJah (@jeffphilips1) January 12, 2019
Kemi Adeosun was relieved of her job for presenting a fake NYSC certificate and the SW never raised an eyebrow, now the CJN is accused of false asset declaration, some SE are beating the drum of Ethnicity even though the CJN is not from their region
— Sunday Ogo (@Sidac06) January 13, 2019
Yesterday, Kemi Adeosun admitted her mistake, the same people became her Court and her Judge, they asked her to resign without trial, but today, Justice Onoghen admitted his mistake as well, the same people become his Court and his Judge to defend him
— Good Bashir (@Goodbash) January 13, 2019
Kemi Adeosun said she did not know. She resigned. Walter Onnoghen says he did not know. He must resign. Gbamsolutely
— ibrahim yesko (@yeskomi04) January 13, 2019
Others who don’t agree
I don’t know why people keep mentioning Kemi Adeosun in this CJN Walter onnoghen saga. This is a different case entirely. Kemi Adeosun is basking in immunity somewhere in the UK despite everyone admitting she was a fraud. She hasn’t faced any judicial prosecution ever since.
— Prince Adeyemi Adeniyi (@I_amNeyo) January 13, 2019
The same Presidency that let Certificate forger Kemi Adeosun work for 4 more months and leave the country without facing prosecution, still harbours another in (Shittu) in the cabinet, hurriedly filed charges against Onnoghen, without going through NJC first. Fat jokes.
— Ifeabunike Chukwudi (@Ifeabunike) January 12, 2019