By Efa Sunday
Following the controversy trailing the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari there has been a peaceful protest in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
The peaceful protest organized a group under the aegis of ‘No Sidon Look,’ and concerned citizens at Millennium Park which was under heavy security presence.
In the course of the protest Barrister Leonard Anyogo, a Notary Public termed Mr. Buhari’s action as “Unconstitutional and an assault on the sacred temple of justice.”
The group demanded that the President Buhari led administration apologize to Nigerians and Cross Riverians immediate reinstatement of the Chief Justice of Nigeria with all his rights and privileges as the CJN and observe due process and the respect for the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In recent times, report reaching CrossRiverWatch confirmed that men of the Nigerian Police stormed the office of the CJN in Abuja today, forcing his staff out of office, while members of the Nigeria Bar Association, also took to the street in Abuja protesting same course, stating that it will not recognize Justice Tanko Muhammed as the Acting CJN.
Most recently also, the NBA National Executive Committee (NEC) had order that Lawyers should boycott court sitting from Tuesday, tomorrow.
Also the Nigerian Judicial Commission (NJC) will be having an emergency meeting tomorrow.
Below are some pictures.
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