The Supreme Court has dismissed rumours making the rounds that the situation of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen has divided it.
The apex court said such news are unfounded and false.
“It is necessary to state categorically clear that the publication is false and misleading in its entirety. There is no iota of truth in the story, as every word in it only exists in the realm of rumour and mischief,” the Director of Press and Information, Supreme Court, Mr. Festus Akande, said in a statement on Monday.
Akande said the Supreme Court is an indivisible entity that doesn’t operate based on tribal, religious, or parochial sentiments. It said all these have ensured it has been the glue of the society, as it performs its duty of putting judges on their toes.
”The Supreme Court is a potent sacred bond that regulates and conscientises the conducts of the judges in the discharge of their judicial functions,” he said.
“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. As it has always been, the Supreme Court justices and the entire management are united, cohesive and indivisible in the quest to move the court to an enviable height.”