“We wish to state in very clear and unmistaken terms, that this is yet another round of the avalanche of lies that have been disingenuously packaged by individuals with an unenviable pedigree to malign the character and personality of not just the CJN
The Department of State Service (DSS) on Tuesday allegedly interrogated the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola over alleged pro-Wike political remarks.
The Supreme Court in reaction to the report however said the CJN was not interrogated by the secret police.
The apex court also debunked the story that five Justices of the Supreme Court are calling for the resignation from office by CJN over the same issue.
The Director of Information and Press of the Court, Festus Akande on Tuesday called on people behind the report to desist in their own interests.
The Supreme Court had reacted after Peoples Gazette stated that Justice Ariwoola was been grilled by DSS.
The statement reads, “We have read with dismay and shock a publication with the above caption by an online media outfit, “People’s Gazette,” alleging that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola was grilled by the DSS for the remarks he made in ‘Port Harcourt at a state banquet’ and that ‘five Justices of Supreme Court are calling for his resignation.’
“Just like our earlier press statement debunking this barefaced falsehood and mischievous antics aimed at scoring very cheap and unpopular political gains in this era of aggressive and mudslinging politicking.
“We wish to state in very clear and unmistaken terms, that this is yet another round of the avalanche of lies that have been disingenuously packaged by individuals with an unenviable pedigree to malign the character and personality of not just the CJN but several other Judicial Officers that they considered to be too unpliable and principled to be approached for any form of underhand dealings, especially as election cases (petitions) will soon be streaming to the tribunals (courts) for adjudication.