Legal consultant to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu , Chief Wole Olanipekun, has
intensified moves to bribe the Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice Walter
Samuel Onnoghen over the scheduledApril 13, 2018judgment of the
Supreme court in a case of submission of false information and fake tax
documents filed against the governor by a PDP chieftain in the State, Sir
FridayNwosu; Pointblanknews.com learnt.
Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), notorious for judicial
quick fixes especially in political cases, according to sources, have
been making desperate efforts and pestering Justice Onnoghen and other
Justices of the Supreme Court to pervert justice and deliver judgment in
the governors favour.
The senior lawyer was said to have confided in Justice Onnoghen that he
had been paid a N2 billion legal consultancy fee by the governor, and is
prepared to give him N1 billion from the money in addition to what the
Supreme Court would collect from the governor if he is favoured in the
However, the CJN who is a friend to Olanipekun, reportedly scolded him for
pestering him to pervert justice because of their relationship.
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that the CJN had chased away the senior
lawyer and warned him to stop pestering over Ikpeazus case, stressing
that he would not want to soil his reputation to satisfy a friend.
Olanipekun has reportedly been boasting that though the CJN was yet to
accept to work with them, but it will be difficult for him to ignore the
pressure they are mounting on him.
Olanipekun and other counsel to the governor had reportedly warned him
that he should seek a political solution to the matter or find a way to
reach the Supreme Court as they may not ignore the obvious false
information and other inconsistencies in his tax documents submitted to
Worried by Onnoghens reluctance to play ball and deliver judgment in
favour of Ikpeazu, Olanipekun had contacted a close associate of the CJN
in Calabar and has started working through him to reach Onnoghen and make
him accept to work and rally the Supreme Court to deliver justice in
favour of the governor.
Lots of attempts are on going to bribe and diabolically mislead the
Supreme Court to deliver judgment to the governor. In fact, a member of
the House of Assembly is said to have undertaken to mobilize marabouts to
seek for alternate spiritual means to get the Supreme Court rule in the