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NJC Sets Up Panel To Probe Three Judges Over Conflicting Court Orders


Three Judges Denied Promotion For Granting Conflicting Orders

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up a probe panel to investigate three High Court judges who issued conflicting ex-parte orders.

Naija News reports that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, had met with seven Heads of Courts in Abuja, the state capital.

The CJN met with Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo States over conflicting court orders emanating from their courts of co-ordinate jurisdictions.

CJN Tanko also met with the FCT chief judge separately before meeting the rest.

In a statement on Friday issued by NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, the judges are to show cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for their actions.

Oye stated that the panel was set up by the council, under the chairmanship of the CJN held at its 95th meeting held on September 15 and 16 in line with the principles of fair hearing.

He said Justice Muhammad, who expressed displeasure over the development, had threatened without mentioning names that three of the judges who issued the controversial orders would be made scapegoats.

We shall make an example with these three judges and never shall we condone such [an] act,” the CJN was quoted s saying.

He warned that the judiciary would no longer condone indiscipline or allow any judge to tarnish the image of the judiciary.

Meanwhile, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is expected back in Nigeria from London soon.

The disclosure was made by one of his followers and the local government chairman of Isolo in Lagos State, Adebayo Olasoju on Friday.

Olasoju made the submission after he visited Tinubu in London on Friday.

Naija News reports Olasoju was with Tinubu at his London abode in the company of veteran Fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (K1 De Ultimate).

The LG boss after the visit assured that Tinubu is in perfect health and would storm Nigeria any moment from now.

“Our leader is hale and hearty and we can expect him back in the country soon”, he said.

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