Justice Tanko Summons 6 Chief Judges over Conflicting Orders on Political Matters
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has summoned six Chief Judges in the country over the conflicting court orders that emanated in their states in the last one month.
Justice Mohammad who is the Chairman of the National Judicial Council NJC issued the summons to the Chief Judges in Abuja on Monday August 30.
The summons stumbled upon by our correspondent indicated that the affected Chief Judges are to appear before him as a prelude to the larger one by the NJC to explain what warranted issuance of conflicting orders by courts of coordinate jurisdiction.
The summoned Chief Judges are those of Rivers. ,Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawaa and Imo states.
Our correspondent noted that the CJN complained bitterly on the huge embarrassment caused the Nigeria’s judiciary by the actions of those who issued the conflicting orders upon ex-parte applications by some political parties.
The summons read in part “My attention has been drawn to media reports to the effect that some Courts of coordinate jurisdiction were granting conflicting Exparte Orders on the same subject matter.
“It has become expedient for me to invite you for a detailed briefing on the development.
“This is even more compelling having regard to earlier NJC Warning to judicial officers on the need to be circumspect in granting Exparte applications”.
Our source, who pleaded anonymity, confided in our correspondent that the meeting between the CJN and the Heads of Court concerned is a prelude to the larger NJC meeting likely to hold next week.
The CJN who was reported to be worried and bitter on the unfortunate development, intends to use the meeting to be seized of the facts for an informed NJC deliberation.
Our correspondent gathered that Justice Muhammad, swung into action in order to stem the tide of what clearly has been an embarrassment to the Judiciary in the past couple of weeks.
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Report By: PRNigeria.com