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If I Were a Supreme Court judge, I Would've Ordered Amaechi's Arrest - APC Leader



An All Progressive Congress stalwart has said if he was in the position of a supreme court judge, he would have arrested Amaechi for his role in the bribery scandal involving judges.
Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi 
 
A former Ekiti state governor and Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Oni has said he would have ordered the arrest of former Rivers state governor now Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi if he was a supreme court judge.
 
He said this following accusations and counter accusation against Amaechi.
 
Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Justice John Okoro, had accused Amaechi of trying to bribe or influence them to give a favourable judgement to his party.
 
Speaking to some journalists on Wednesday, Oni said if the Supreme court judges were indeed upright, they would have ordered the arrest of Amaechi immediately he approached them with bribe.
 
“I am not in the position to defend Amaechi, but I feel very very sad. I am very sad that a justice of the Supreme Court could come up much later to say somebody attempted to bribe him. If I am a justice of the Supreme Court, that person would not spend another week before he is arrested.

"So, because it is a crime, if you see somebody committing crime and you keep quiet and now you are talking about it, do you want people to take you seriously? It’s like somebody saying I saw somebody committed rape last year and I didn’t do anything about it. I don’t think that sounds wise. I am not exonerating anybody and there can be investigation.” Oni said.
 
Nigerians have expressed surprise how to justices of the supreme court could mistakenly name the same man in a bribe scandal and yet he continues to deny it even as the agencies that should investigate the matter have not considered arresting Amaechi since the shocking revelation.

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