Justice Walter Onnoghen suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria has written a petition to the acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, over alleged threat to lives of his farm workers in Masaka, Nasarawa State.
9javenue understands that the petition written filed yesterday by his counsel, Mr. Ogwu Onoja, SAN, alleged that suspected herdsmen were at the farm on February 1, at noon and night, demanding to know the owner of the farm, issuing a frightening threat to the farmers.
He claimed that the farm workers who have since then been living in fears have stopped working.
Onoja explained that the farm is a is a large commercial venture of Onnoghen’s family and provides employment to a large number of people who live on the farm and tend to the commercial poultry, piggery, livestock as well as cash and food crops on the farm.
He called on the IG and police to urgently move in and forestall any possible destruction of lives and property at the farm.
He said in part: “We implore you, in the discharge of your constitutional duty as the Chief Police Officer of the nation, to deploy your men to secure the farm to avoid a breakdown of law and order, the possible unleashing of mayhem on the workers, destruction of the farm, including the property thereon and the disruption of ongoing farming activities particularly in this season of harvest.
“We also call for a thorough, exhaustive and stringent investigation into this matter so as to unearth the identities of the persons behind this menace.
“We trust that you will use your good offices to quash this impending threat and help restore confidence of the people in the farm and its immediate environ.”
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