Reliable sources have confirmed to Trail Reporters, that former Governor of Rivers State, and current Minister of Nigeria’s Transport sector, Rotimi Amaechi, is behind the travails of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen.
We gathered that, Amaechi allegedly used the Department of State Police, Nigeria’s secret police, to tap CJN Onnoghen’s phone lines, where he heard the CJN’s conversation with someone, where he warned that if the APC rig the elections and they come to his court, he would rule against them.
This, we learnt, angered Amaechi, who contacted the President, where Mr.Dennis Ayagha was contracted, as an outsider, to draft a petition to the Code of Conduct Bureau, which will lead to the CJN being arraigned.
Sources say, Amaechi believes Onnoghen is loyal to Wike and so he instigated the CCT probe to embarrass the judiciary.
This move we learnt from sources, has backfired, due to the backlash it has generated, and tension it had raised, among Nigerians, since the matter came to public knowledge.
As at the time of this report, the Minister of Transport, could not be reached for comment.