Yesterday, a former Nigerian minister took to twitter alleging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had raided the Abuja home of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, but it turned out the report was false as the embattled Chief Judge denies media reports that his home was been raided by EFCC operatives.
Fani,wrote on twitter that the home of the Chief Justice had been surrounded by EFCC officials which Nigerians on social media flooded the internet condeming the anti-graft agency.
However, the Senior Special Adviser to the CJN on media, Awassam Bassey, described the reports as fake news. Speaking to newsmen who beseiged Onnoghen’s home, Bassey said;
“I really don’t know where they got the information from. So many media men were here earlier with cameras over the same report. But what I can tell you for now is that there was no such thing. It is false news”.
Meanwhle, the EFCC have since filed charges against the former minister over false alarm.