NJC Commences Probe Of Two Chief Judges, 13 Others
The National Judicial Council (NJC), has constituted 15 committees to investigate 15 judges nationwide, following petitions written against them by aggrieved litigants.
NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, who disclosed these in a statement on Monday, also mentioned that two Chief Judges are among those listed for investigation.
Oye said NJC constituted the committees at its 83rd meeting held in Abuja last week.
“During the meeting the NJC considered the reports of the two Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committees (PCAC) set up to examine 46 petitions written against judges of both federal and state courts,” he said.
According to him, the Council also agreed to recommend a Lagos-based lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (L.P.D.C.) for misconduct, for allegedly using “uncouth” language in a petition he wrote against a former Chief Judge of Lagos, Justice O. O. Atilade.
Oye said the NJC treated as withdrawn, the petitions against Ondo State’s Acting Chief Judge, Justice O. O. Akeredolu and Justice J. T. Tsoho of the Federal High Court.
He said the Council also issued two letters of advice to Justice M. A. Dada of the Lagos State High Court and. Justice Chukwudi Charles Okaa of the Anambra State High Court for violation of extant laws in the course of their judicial duties.