Onnoghen: Court activities bounce back after 2-day protest in Osun




By Joshua Oladipo

#TrackNigeria: Activities at the Osun State High Court on Thursday returned to normal position after a 2-day protest by members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Osun Chapter, against the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The News Agency of Nigeria (N AN)  reports that judiciary workers and other prison officials with prosecutors were seen among others  entering the court premises as at 8:30 a.m with gates widely opened.

Magistrate courts have also commenced sitting as at 9:00 a.m with Judges of the State High Court seen going to their respective court rooms for the commencement of sitting.

NAN further reports that lawyers and their clients were also seen entering court rooms to attend to their respective cases, while court clerks remained seated at their positions.

A legal practitioner who spoke with NAN, Mr Adebola Dare, expressed happiness for the resumption but called on the Federal Government and the Judiciary to handle the Onnoghen Asset declaration issues with wisdom.

Dare noted that the judiciary must be independent without any interference from any arm of government, except otherwise where the executive needed to play its part.

He, therefore, urged parties in the suit against the CJN to ensure that due process was followed in order not to heat up the polity which had already generated global concern.

Onnoghen’s asset declaration issues and the attendant legal implication resulted to the NBA, at the National level, going on a 2-day protest against his suspension by the President, Muhammadu Buhari. (NAN)




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