The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described as “untrue and evil”, reports in some quarters that its personnel had invaded the Abuja residence of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Spokesman of the commission Tony Orilade tod the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that the fake news “ is being spread by evil men and women to get evil results.”
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode earlier said the anti-graft agency laid siege on Onnoghen’s residence.
On his Twitter page, he wrote: “Why have the EFCC surrounded the home of CJN Onnoghen and why are they seeking to arrest him?
“These people want Nigeria to burn! Buhari call off your dogs before it is too late!
“This is a democracy and not a gestapo state! In the name of God let this madness stop.”
The Federal Government had, through the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), filed six counts of non-declaration of assets charges against Onnoghen.
However, ruling on two separate ex parte applications, Justice N.E Maha, ordered parties to maintain status quo until Jan. 17.