CJN quiz 6 Chief Judges over conflicting ex-parte orders

CJN Justice Muhammad

*Demands records of court proceedings

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council (CJN),Justice Ibrahim Muhammad will on Monday September 6, 2021 quiz six Chief Judges  over the conflicting court orders that emanated from their states.

Already, the CJN is demanding  from the judges concerned their records of proceedings in all the suits from which conflicting ex-parte orders emanated. 

They are  Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross Rivers, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo States who have to be quizzed on the controversial conflicting orders delivered in their various States.

Besides the six Chief Judges, there are indications that the Chief Judge, Delta State High Court, has also been invited to join the other six Chief Judges to meet with the Chief Justice of Nigeria .

Our correspondent gathered that the unprecedented move is to reset the anti-corruption efforts of the CJN  leadership and entrench a new culture of accountability in the judicial system.

Justice Muhammad is also likely to meet with the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association in the course of the week, over the matter, probably to seek disciplinary action against lawyers who are engaged in forums shopping.

The Director of Information, National Judicial Council NJC Mr Soji Oye confirmed the development to our correspondent during telephone conversation.