Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu on Friday denied allegations made by Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ngwuta that he offered him bribe.
Ngwuta in a letter to the National Judicial Council claimed that Onu tried to pervert justice during the Ebonyi governorship appeal.
But Onu denied offering inducement to ant judge of the federation.
“I am astonished that Justice Ngwuta made such statements against my humble self, especially considering that he is my brother, friend and long standing associate of almost three decades,” Onu stated.
He continued, “I have laboured with other compatriots to strengthen the depth and reach of participatory democracy in our beloved country. In doing so, I am conscious of the essence of the rule of law as a vital component of true and enduring democracy and the important need to treasure, protect and defend it at all times. Even as a student, teacher, engineer and administrator, I have always worked tirelessly to uphold the rule of law.”
“I have not changed. And I will never change. I wish to reassure Hon. Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta that regardless of the circumstance, my heart goes out to him, especially at this challenging time of his career as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria,” Onu stated.