The sacked Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, caused quite a stir at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday with a remark just before the commencement of the judgment that caught everyone’s attention.
The tribunal found him guilty of false declaration of assets in breach of the provisions of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for public officials.
Moments before then, though, Onnoghen, sat in the front row, smiled as numerous photojournalists beamed their cameras on him. However, when he noticed a particular journalist was bending down while taking his shots, Onnoghen jokingly asked him: “I hope you are not taking my pants.”
It was a remark that sent many in the court into fits of laughter before a policeman came to drive the journalists away.