NJC Raises Panel To Probe 15 Judges
They are supposed to be custodians of justice, truth and honesty but it seems they have been wanting.
15 judges including two Chief Judges are to face panels constituted by the National Judicial Council.
The NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, said this in a statement on Monday. He did not reveal the identities of the affected judges.
But it stated that the NJC received a letter from the Zamfara Sate Government approving the Council’s recommendation for the compulsory removal of Justice Musa Anka of the Zamfara State High Court.
Oye explained that the NJC took the decisions at its 83rd meeting held last week after considering the reports of the two Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committees on 46 petitions written against judicial officers in the federal and state judiciaries.
The NJC’s meeting was said to have been presided over by its Chairman, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is also the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The NJC had recommended Anka for compulsory retirement since May, 2011, for allegedly receiving a bribe of N200,000 from one Zubairu Abdumalik in order to deliver judgment in his favour.
But the NJC’s recommendation was not formally approved by the successive governors of the state as required by the Constitution.