Supreme court refutes rumours of split over Onnoghen’s exit

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has described as false and misleading claims that it has been split into factions following the resignation of former CJN, Walter Onnoghen.

The court says there is no iota of truth in the story and that every word in it only exists in the realm of rumour and mischief.

According to a statement by the Director of Press and Information, Supreme Court of Nigeria, Dr Akande Aweneri Festus, the Apex Court is one big, indivisible judicial family that is not in any way governed by religious, tribal or parochial influence or sentiments.

The Judicial oath taken by all the justices of the Court has already initiated a potent sacred bond to regulate and conscientise the conducts of their lordships in the discharge of their judicial functions.

‘‘For the umpteenth time, let it be known to all and sundry that no Judicial officer is appointed on account of religious or tribal affiliation, as such, the discharge of their Judicial obligations cannot be dictated by such extraneous considerations’’.

The statement claims the Supreme Court justices and the entire management are united, cohesive and indivisible in the quest to move the Court to an enviable height.

The Apex court warned the public to always cross check their facts from the Court, using the Freedom of Information window,  to avoid rushing to the media to exhibit ignorance.

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