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BREAKING: Buhari’s Minister lands in court over ‘false’ comment on CJN Onnoghen

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A go well with has been filed towards the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, by an Abuja based mostly lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, over an alleged ‘false’ declare he made on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
DAILY POST had reported the Minister alleging that Onnoghen ran a suspicious transaction working into {dollars}.
The go well with, which was filed by the plaintiff, on Tuesday has Lai Mohammed as the only defendant.
According to Jideobi within the go well with, the Minister made the statement to make “a caricature of the country’s highest judicial office and turning the entire Judiciary of a nation into a laughing stock.”
The plaintiff needs the court to find out the next:
“Whether or not upon a dispassionate studying and full understanding of Rule 1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 [enacted by the General Bar Council pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Act] vis-à-vis the affidavit of the Plaintiff, the Defendant has failed to keep up a excessive commonplace {of professional} conduct and engaged in conducts unbecoming of a authorized practitioner.
“Whether or not upon a dispassionate studying and full understanding of Rule 1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 [enacted by the General Bar Council pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Act] vis-à-vis the affidavit of the Plaintiff this isn’t a deserving case for this Honourable Court to refer the Defendant to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee for disciplinary motion?
“Upon the dedication of the above query, the plaintiff is, due to this fact, searching for a court declaration, that upon a dispassionate studying and full understanding of Rule 1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 [enacted by the General Bar Council pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Act] vis-à-vis the affidavit of the Plaintiff, the Defendant has failed to keep up a excessive commonplace {of professional} conduct and engaged in conducts unbecoming of a authorized practitioner.
“A declaration of this Honourable Court that upon a dispassionate reading and complete understanding of Rule 1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 [enacted by the General Bar Council pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Act] vis-à-vis the affidavit of the Plaintiff this is a deserving case for this Honourable Court to refer the Defendant to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee for disciplinary action.”
Consequent upon this, Mr Jideobi is searching for an order of court “committing the Defendant forthwith to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee [LPDC] for proper disciplinary action”.
He additionally seeks a public apology from Mr Mohammed.
“An order of this Honourable Court commanding the defendant to write a letter of apology and address same to the Body of Bencher reversing himself on the false allegation he laid against the Honourable Justice Onnoghen Walter Samuel and cause same to be published on two National Dailies within Seven (7) days from the date of the delivery of judgment herein and consequently file [at the Registry of this Court] an affidavit of compliance with the said publication attached.”

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