Members of the opposition have been urged to let the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and his Science and Technology counterpart, Dr, Ogbonaya Onu, be so that they can concentrate on delivering service to the country.
The call was made an academic and political analyst, Mr Uche Igwe, who said that the calls for the arrest of Amaechi and Onu over unfounded allegation of trying to bribe justices of the Supreme Court as mischievous and diversionary.
Igwe in an email to The WHISTLER from his base in the United Kingdom expressed surprise at what he described as undue politicization of a criminal matter.
“Since the judges were arrested, there have been desperate moves by particular sections of the Nigerian political elite who may be either sympathizers or beneficiaries of the actions of these judges to divert attention from the real issues. Where in the world will anyone restrain the secret service from legitimately arresting a suspect?” He queried.
The public analyst claimed that there is an ongoing media war against the government of President Muhumadu Buhari which is aimed at ridiculing the anti-corruption war by bringing in flimsy human rights issues and dragging in innocent persons.
“This belated finger pointing at Mr. Amaechi and Dr. Onu falls flat before reason and common sense, will fail.
“Are Amaechi and Onu now members of the Department of State Services?” He asked.
“My simple advice to these judges is to face the law. President Buhari has said it over and again that any of his Ministers caught in corruption will face the law. It is now the role of the concerned agencies to examine the complaints these judges made one year after and see how relevant they are in line with our statues. For now, what Nigerians are interested in is to see these arrested judges prosecuted, discharged if they are innocent or punished if they are guilty,” he said.