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CJN Tanko Summons Six State Judges Over Conflicting Court Orders




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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has reportedly summoned six state Chief Judges over conflicting orders emanating from their courts.

Confirming the summon, media aide to the CJN, Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, said Muhammad issued the summons in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Judicial Commission (NJC).

The judges summoned are Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo states.

It was gathered that following the summon on Monday, the six judges will first appear before CJN Tanko before appearing before the NJC to give reasons for their conflicting orders.

The meeting between the CJN and the affected Heads of Courts would hold this week before their appearance before the NJC next week, The Nation reports.

Part of summons reads: “My attention has been drawn to media reports to the effect that some Courts of coordinate jurisdiction were granting conflicting ex-parte orders on the same subject matter.

“It has become expedient for me to invite you for a detailed briefing on the development.

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“This is even more compelling having regard to earlier NJC Warning to judicial officers on the need to be circumspect in granting ex-parte applications.”