Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday asked the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to resign his job.
Receiving a solidarity letter from members of Coalition of Civil Society Organizations who called on him after expressing support for President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending Onnoghen, the Governor said: “the case with Justice Onnoghen is a very sad one. Othman Dan Fodio, the founder of the Sokoto caliphate wrote that the worst form of corruption you can find in any public service is judicial corruption. This is because when the president is corrupt or the governor is corrupt, it is to the judge that ordinary people can take their case to.
“The president did the right thing by asking him to step aside pending investigation. It is the proper thing to do. It is what is done in every organized and civilized society.
“Unfortunately, some people in Nigeria are trying to make white black and black, white. They are using technicalities to delay bringing this man to justice.
“Mr. President did not remove Onnoghen from office. He said in honour of the judiciary, he should step aside so that the charges against him can be investigated and prosecuted.
“But the man does not want to go.It is time for Nigerians to come all out and tell him he must go. Our judiciary must be clean. Our judiciary must consist of judges who cannot be bought.
“The case of Justice Onnoghen is the case in which somebody who has worked in government for the past 20 years suddenly has millions of dollars in his account, he has admitted but says he has forgotten about it.
“I do not think Dangote will forget $1 Million in his account.”