EFCC Denies Raid On Justice Onnoghen’s Farm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is not aware of any raid on the farm allegedly linked to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Operatives of the commission, a cameraman and policemen were allegedly to have raided Justice Onnoghen’s farms situated at the Masaka area of Nasarawa State around 3 pm on Saturday and allegedly searched the entire premises for more than three hours.

Justice Onnoghen is allegedly facing six charges bordering on failure to declare his assets and operating a domiciliary account, among other charges.

According to the information scooped from Channels TV, the EFCC’s mouthpiece , Mr. Tony Orilade, in a telephone conversion denied being aware of any search by operatives of the agency on the property reportedly linked to the suspended CJN.

The denial comes barely 24 hours after the EFCC dismissed reports of raiding Justice Onnoghen’s residence.

The anti-graft agency insisted it never went to the CJN’s house.

Similarly, there were reports about an invitation from the EFCC to the CJN, however, the EFCC dismissed it did not extend any such invitation.

While describing these reports as ‘fake news’, the anti-graft agency urged Nigerians to disregard all unfounded claims and be rest assured that the commission will fight corruption in line with the agency’s mandate.

 

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