In view of the recent arrest of some judges over allegations of corruption, former Ekiti state governor and Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Oni says if he was a supreme court judge, he would have arrested former Rivers state governor now Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi.
Oni said this while reacting to claims by two of the arrested judges, Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Justice John Okoro, that Amaechi when he was still governor, approached them with bribe so they can influence the election petitions results of some state elections.
Speaking to some journalists yesterday, 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