One of the Supreme Court judges arrested recently by the DSS, Justice JOHN OKORO INYANG has accused Transport Minister ROTIMI AMAECHI of being behind his travails.
In a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice MAHMOUD MOHAMMED, Justice OKORO who is from Akwa Ibom state said former Rivers state governor AMAECHI visited him at his home and asked him to influence the outcome of the Rivers state election petition appeal.
According to him, the APC candidate for the election in Akwa Ibom state UMANA OKON UMANA also paid him a similar visit asking him to influence his colleagues at the bench to pass a positive judgment in the governorship appeal for Akwa Ibom.
Justice JOHN OKORO INYANG told the CJN in the letter that he believed his refusal to heed the instructions of AMAECHI and UMANA was responsible for the DSS raid on his home.
He said he had never collected a bribe and the money found in his home in foreign currency was part of his medical allowance and estacodes for his trips abroad.
ROTIMI AMAECHI has in the meantime denied the allegations and threatened to sue the Supreme Court Judge.