Ex-parte orders: CJN meets six Chief Judges tomorrow

Demands Court records, summons Delta CJ over Buni

By Olalekan Awojodu

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

Already, the CJN has demanded for the records of proceedings in all the suits from which conflicting exparte orders emanated.

They are Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross Rivers, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo States who bare 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 .

Gavel International correspondent gathered that the unprecedented move is to reset the anti-corruption efforts of the Tanko 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.

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

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