Following the allegation by one of the arrest Justices of the Supreme Court, Justice John Inyang Okoro, that the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, visited his official residence to allegedly discuss election appeals in respect of Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State and Abia State, a civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP), has challenged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, to speak out on the issue.
According to reports, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an open letter to Justice Mahmud Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council, seeking explanations on what “he and the NJC knew or had reason to know regarding the report to them on February 1, 2016 by Justice John Inyang Okoro, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, on the alleged visit by Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, […]
The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has given Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court seven days to retract his bribery allegation against Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, or be ready to go to jail for flouting the Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Act 2000.
Justice Okoro, who is one of those under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for corruption, had alleged that Amaechi specifically visited him and asked that the […]
Minister of Transportation and former Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has said he will take steps to seek legal redress over bribery allegation against him by embattled Supreme Court Justice, Justice John Inyang Okoro.
This is as he said he had never met with Okoro to discuss any pending matter at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, saying the only time he met with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed was during the commissioning of the […]
The 2015 Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, has blasted Supreme Court Justice, John Inyang Okoro, for lying against him following his arrest and detention by security agents for alleged corruption.
Umana, who is now the Managing Director of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority, was reacting to widely circulated claims by Justice Okoro that he tried to bribe him to influence the Supreme Court to deliver judgment in the AKWA […]