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NJC appoints Galadima to replace Salami as head of committee monitoring corruption cases

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-Suleiman Galadima replaces Ayo Salami as the chairman of Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO).

-Justice Ayo Salami had earlier rejected his appointment as the chairman of the committee.

Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) set for inauguration as new chairman is appointed.

Suleiman Galadima, has been appointed by the National Judicial Council (NJC) as the new chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO).

Galadima is a retired justice of the supreme court and replaces Ayo Salami, retired president of the court of appeal, who rejected the appointment for personal reasons.

The appointment was announced in a statement by NJC’s director of information, Soyi Oje.

According to the statement, Galadima and other members of the committee would be inaugurated by the Chief Justice of Nigeria by 2pm on Wednesday.

“The National Judicial Council under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has picked a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Hon. Justice Suleiman Galadima, CFR, as the new chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee,” the statement read.

“He is to replace Hon. Justice Mr. Ayo Salami (retired) who excused himself from the committee as the chairman, after initially accepting to serve.

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“The committee will be inaugurated tomorrow, Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Hon. Justice Mr. Onnoghen, at the Council’s Conference Hall by 2pm.”

The committee has been mandated to “monitor and regularly evaluate the progress and activities of courts designated to try corruption and financial/economic crime cases; advise on practice directions for approval by the Chief Justice of Nigeria to be applicable in all such courts across the country; advise on the trainings, re-trainings and other refresher programmes for Judges and staff of the designated courts aimed at enhancing their capacities to function effectively”.

Source: Naija News

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