CJN swears in kids of 4 judges as Substantial Courtroom judges

Lona Huebner

Printed 23 November 2021 The Main Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, has inaugurated 22 new judges of the Federal Cash Territory. 4 of the freshly inaugurated judges are children of serving and retired judges in the state when one other is the sibling of a serving choose. The inauguration will […]

The Main Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, has inaugurated 22 new judges of the Federal Cash Territory.

4 of the freshly inaugurated judges are children of serving and retired judges in the state when one other is the sibling of a serving choose.

The inauguration will come scarcely a year right after protests erupted above the controversial checklist of nominees that was forwarded to the President, Major Typical Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), by the Nationwide Judicial Council for consideration.

A letter marked ‘confidential’ and signed by Buhari this thirty day period conveyed the President’s acceptance of the 22 judges.

Some of the freshly inaugurated judges include things like Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, who is the daughter of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court docket. Nwosu-Iheme was appointed into the FCT Judiciary in March 2015 and was until just lately a Justice of the peace at the Wuse Zone 6 Justice of the peace courtroom.

In accordance to a petition dated May 6, 2020, which was signed by Silas Onu and Chidi Odinkalu, the conveners of the Open Bar Initiative, the relations of at the very least eight judges had been on the record.

Other people inaugurated on Tuesday whose nominations experienced been challenged include Fatima Abubakar Aliyu, the daughter of the immediate past President of the Courtroom of Attraction, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa Mimi Katsina-Alu Apena, the daughter of late CJN, Aloysius Katsina-Alu, and Ibrahim Mohammed, the son of a previous grand-khadi of the FCT.
Some some others are: Nwabulu Chineze, claimed to be a sister to the presiding Justice of the Courtroom of Appeal, Akure.

The remaining judges that were inaugurated are Madugu Alhaji, Agunloye Kayode, Enenche Eleojo, Aminu Abdullahi, Nwecheonwu Elewe, Sadiya Mayana, Kanyip Indinya, Aliyu Shafa, Mohammed Zubaru, Oluyemisi Adelaja, Agashieze Odinaka, Aliyu Ahmed, Hafsat Abba-Aliyu, Olufolake Oshin, Binta Dogonyaro, Muhammad Adamu and Jadesola Adeyemi-Ajayi.

Speaking at the inauguration of the 22 judges, the CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad called on the 22 new Judges to chorus from anything that would smear their identify or bring them into disrepute.

The CJN gave the suggestions on Tuesday whilst swearing in the judges at the Supreme Court Complicated in Abuja.

He said, “The bench is neither for the prosaic, the greedy nor all those with questionable character who can easily slide for a plate of porridge offered by desperate litigants.”

The CJN charged them to rise previously mentioned temptations and trials that might hinder or even halt their increase to the pinnacle of their occupation.

In accordance to him, the freshly sworn-in judges have entered a life span covenant with God and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, including that no matter what they do appropriate would be counted and accordingly recorded in their favour.

“Appointment to the bench is not an appointment to prosperity, vainglory, dishonest disposition or ostentatious way of living via corrupt acquaintances”, he said, warning that the searchlight of the Nationwide Judicial Council experienced been beamed on all judicial officers in the region.

The CJN reported, “Our radar is refined sufficient to detect every variety of corruption and wrongdoings. The remoteness of your locale of adjudication can hardly ever blur our sight on you.”

When informing the judges that the NJC has a potent lens to capture and doc their carry out, Muhammad urged them to be cautious in their perform to prevent regretting getting appointed a judicial officer.

The CJN stated the letters and phrases of the oath they have taken ought to reside in a primary location of their coronary heart and be applied generously in their adjudications.

Muhammad urged them to be impartial, honest to all and utilize justice and equity in all their undertakings.

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