Prof. Itse Sagay SAN, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, has hailed the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s (CCT) judgment on the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen’s asset declaration case.
Onnoghen was on Thursday found guilty of false declaration of assets in breach of the provisions of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for public officials by the CCT.
The Tribunal removed him from the office as Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of National Judicial Council (NJC) and also banned him from taking any public office until a period of ten years.
Reacting, Sagay, speaking with Independent, described the judgment as well-deserved and a warning to every Nigerian that nobody is above the law.
He said “It is well-deserved and it has established the point I made from the beginning, when this case first started, that nobody is above the law.
“This will be a warning to everybody, in the judiciary and other sectors of public service, that this country is not a lawless entity. A Daniel has come to judgement.”