Anti-graft war: Not aimed at intimidating judiciary – President Buhari

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Justice Walter Onnoghen

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured the Judicial community that the recent investigations involving some judicial staff was not aimed at intimidating the Judiciary as wrongly portrayed in some sections of the media.

The President, who stated this while declaring open the 2017 All Nigerian Judges conference held at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja, further maintained that the action was in no way a prelude to usurping the powers of the National Judicial Council.

He said, he was of the belief that the “majority of judicial officers are learned and incorruptible and day in day out acting in the best spirit of their oath of office’’.

“My lords, earlier this year, the Judiciary came under investigation. Let me again assure the judicial community, this action taken by the Executive was in no way a prelude to usurping the powers of the…

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