Odumakin: How I Was Sent To Raise Alarm On Onnoghen’s Residence Invasion
Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity of Afenifere, has said he was sent to raise alarm on the alleged invasion on the residence of Walter Onnoghen, embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Mr Odumakin and Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, were those who raised alarm on Tuesday alleging that the home of Mr Onnoghen was been raided by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
The alarm was later discovered to be untrue with the anti-graft threatening to file litigations against the duo.
In a statement on Wednesday, Odumakin stated that he was sent to raise the alarm by leaders of the Southern and Middle Belt forum following intelligence report at its disposal.
The forum consist of leaders from four geo-political zones in the country, namely: South-East, South-South, South-West and North Central.
“A meeting of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders held in Abuja on Tuesday which drew leaders from the four zones that made up the group. As the meeting came to a close, an informant came in to alert us that there was a security cordon around the CJN, Mr Walter Onoghen’s residence which he claimed were EFCC men,” Odumakin explained.
“The leaders reviewed the information against the gestapo-like invasion of the National Assembly months back by DSS operatives without the knowledge of the then Acting President for which nobody was called to question beyond easing out the the DG DSS .It was in the same pattern that the residences of the Senate President and his Deputy were illegally sealed by the police sometimes ago just as the police just ended a six-day siege on the residence of Senator Dino Melaye.
“The Leaders then resolved I should alert the public on the alarm that came to us upon which I recalled the media crew that just took our communique to release to them the information at our disposal that there was a cordon around the CJN residence which our source said were EFCC men and that the President should ask them to back off in order not to overheat the polity since the matter was already in court,” the spokesman of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, said.