April 24, 2024

CJN summons Rivers, Kebbi chief judges, four others over conflicting judgments

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*CJN Tanko

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Commission, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has summoned the chief judges of six states over the conflicting decisions all given by courts of coordinate jurisdiction.

The chief judges summoned are those of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa, and Imo states.

“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 ex parte applications,” the summon sent to the chief judges read in part.

Media aide to the CJN, Ahuraka Idaho, also confirmed the development to our correspondent on Monday.

He, however, said he had no information on the date the summoned judges will meet with the CJN.

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