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No less than 150 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) have volunteered to set up their appearances with regards to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen on Monday, before the Justice Danladi Yakubu drove Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

This is going ahead the impact points of the government’s set out to summon and incline toward criminal allegations against the CJN on Monday January 14, 2019 preceding the CCT in Abuja over supposed inability to pronounce his benefits as required by law and for working Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.

Established legal advisor, Sebastine Hon, SAN in a phone visit with Daily Trust on Saturday said the quantity of prominent legal counselors that have volunteered to guard the CJN may even be more than 150.

All endeavors to get the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, to remark on this advancement today around evening time flopped as he neither picks calls nor answer instant messages sent to his portable lines.

The sacred legal counselor depicted the six-count criminal allegation as a detriment to the CJN as an intentional endeavor to choke the legal executive.

In an announcement on Saturday, Sebastine Hon, SAN likewise encouraged the CJN not to notice to what he named as an “unholy call” for him to move to one side.

He stated: “While I realize that the Chief Justice of Nigeria despises resistance from criminal indictment, I see this move by the Federal Government as perilously political and biased.

“All of a sudden, we woke to see a request of spilled to the casual or internet based life, purportedly gotten by the Code of Conduct on ninth January, 2019.

“Abruptly, we are told charges have been recorded against the CJN. All of a sudden the Presidency is supposedly requesting that he move to one side! Is it accurate to say that he was cross examined or met and his very own responses gotten?”

The FG among others is blaming Nigeria’s set out toward the legal executive of refusal to pronounce his advantages in rupture of the arrangement of the Code of Conduct Bureau Act.

He is likewise being blamed for keeping up domiciliary remote monetary standards account which involved Dollars Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account which were asserted to be in opposition to pertinent laws, particularly for open office holders.

It was likewise accumulated that the FG has by suggestion requested the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen to quickly abandon office.

Likewise talking, a Lagos-based protected attorney, Barrister Johnson Esezebo, said there is no notion in law, adding that whoever negates the law should recognize the cold hard reality.

“On the off chance that the CJN has negated the law, he ought to be made to acknowledge the cold hard truth. I need to remind us what Justice Akinola Aguda, of the favored memory said in 1978 when dealing with a case in which a legal counselor was discovered liable.

“He said ‘in light of the fact that you are an attorney, who should know better, I will give you the most extreme discipline’, endorsed under this demonstration.

“I need legal counselors, and judges to realize that if government officials can come up short the general public, military can fall flat the general public, legal advisors can’t stand to come up short the general public or else we are altogether damned. We ought not drag estimation into law. Regardless of the general population’s classification, clan, religion, we ought to be guided by the law”, the legal advisor said.

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