President Buhari reveals why the former CJN was sacked.
The President of the Federal Republic, Muhammadu Buhari reveals why the former chief justice of Nigeria was sacked.
Ommogen was suspended just before the election, then sacked after an injunction by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
He said he had to deal reluctantly with the former Chief Justice because there were millions of dollars, euros not to talk of Naira which were not declared.
President Buhari said
“Anyone who cannot account for what he has and refuses to declare it, we will have to do something about it.
I will tell you as, that was why I had to deal though reluctantly with the former Chief Justice because there were millions of dollars, euros not to talk of Naira, which were not declared.
“I wonder what sort of conscience some of us have. How can you seat and preside over and lock people up for years and even sentence some to death and yet you are not doing what the constitution said you should do by occupying that vital institution.
So, I stopped getting worried so much, sorry to admit it, when I found out that I could play hoop, step and jump. What I mean is that if it is America, they will do it this way. If it were in Europe, they will do this way but if you go there after 250 to 400 years, how old are we? So I realize that I don’t want to go back to into detention again.
Now, what I do is when a person cannot justify what he has or fails to declare as the constitution specifies, some of them swear to Almighty God that their property doesn’t belong to them until we show them their bank accounts and their companies then we have some peace.
So, we are recovering as much as we can under the system and this time around I said the properties will be sold and the money put in the treasury.
The last time they were giving back their properties but this time around whoever comes after me no matter how generous he is, he cannot take money from the treasury give it to individuals. It will be impossible.”