Last night, the presidency celebrated the conviction of Justice Walter Onnoghen, for false asset declaration by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The Judgement of the tribunal was considered as a “victory” for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
According to the presidency’s statement read ““The Presidency has affirmed that the conviction of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal was a major victory for the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration.”
It also noted that the anti-corruption war was “all encompassing and is not designed to persecute anyone for political or other reasons.”
It also added that “The rule of law would lose its meaning and validity if only the weak, the poor and powerless are punished for their violations of the law. Countries succeed because the rule of law is evenly upheld and enforced.
“The war against corruption would go nowhere if the high and mighty are spared because of their influence and connections. You can’t fight corruption by allowing impunity because the rule of law cannot function where impunity is tolerated.”
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