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Onnoghen begs police to provide security for his property after herdsmen attack



NJC recommends immediate compulsory retirement of Onnoghen

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has accused herdsmen of attacking his farm.

He has, therefore, cried out to the Nigerian Police to save his property from the cattle breeders.

Onnoghen made the appeal in a petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP). He claimed some suspected herdsmen invaded his farm, Wanogan Farms Limited, located around the Masaka area of Nasarawa State, on Friday, February 1, 2019.

In the petition which was signed by one of his lawyers, Ogwu Onoja (SAN), he prayed the police to investigate and provide security around his property.

“We have been reliably informed by our client that some men who appear to be herdsmen were at the farm on Friday afternoon and also later at night inquiring about the owner of the farm and issued frightening threats to the farmhands working there.

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“The workers are now living in fear and consequently have stopped all farming activities. The farm belonging to the family of the CJN is a large commercial venture wherein veritable investments in time, labour and financial resources have been committed.

“We consider such a threat as an indication of imminent attack on the lives and property on the farm and we implore you, in the discharge of your constitutional duty as the number one police officer of the nation, to deploy your men to secure the farm,” the letter read in part.

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