The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad.
Muhammad tendered his resignation on Monday amid corruption allegations from 14 Supreme Court Judges and commenting on it, HURIWA stated that it was not enough to clear him of the charges.
Speaking via a signed statement, HURIWA's National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, commended the swift action of President Muhammadu Buhari in swearing in a new Chief Justice.
"The resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria is not enough; the EFCC and the ICPC must swing into action, investigate, then if a cause of action is ascertained, then arrest and prosecute him over the corruption allegations levelled against him by the 14 justices of the Supreme Court if a prima facie evidence exists.
"Justice Tanko must be prosecuted just as his predecessor, Walter Onnoghen, who was probed and later removed on a controversial note following some allegations against him which were probed by both the NJC and the CCT.
"The investigation and probable prosecution of Tanko, if indicted, will set a precedent that Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade is not a joke unless it is a joke", he stated.