The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Muhammad has ordered the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to immediately institute disciplinary action against the Judge of the Upper Area Court who is issuing a direct criminal subpoena against one former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
The judge (name withheld) filed charges against the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate for the poll in the state of Anambra alleged serial abuse of office and violation of the Code of Conduct for Public Officials when he was CBN Governor between May 29, 2004 and May 29, 2009.
The Higher Regional Court had a direct criminal subpoena against Soludo on August 23, 2021 Issued perjury, corruption and false declarations of assets, which are completely outside the jurisdiction of the Higher Regional Court.
The process is punishable The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) is the only judge of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), but the judge of the Higher Regional Court has assumed jurisdiction under the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
The JSC, which is supposed to discipline the judge, stands chaired by Acting Chief Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf.
A top source told the Guardian that “Of all the evidence, the CJN and Chairman, National Council of Justice cil (CJC), Judge Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, seems determined to put an end to impunity and misconduct in the judiciary. ”
The CJN sat down with the chief judges of the FCT, Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Jigawa, Anambra and Imo on Monday, September 6, 2021, and instructed some of them to advise judges in their jurisdictions of the risk of restraining orders.
The acting presiding judge of the FCT is expected submit their results to the CJN within 21 days.
Meanwhile, the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2021 gubernatorial elections in the state of Anambra, Valentine Ozigbo, has lamented the deteriorating deterioration of the streets and security challenges in the state.
Ozigbo, who triumphantly entered the state to the cheers of thousands of supporters who greeted him over the weekend in Amansea, a border with the state of Enugu, stated that the conditions were unacceptable.
In another development, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) asked the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to hear about the party’s so-called “inedible reports in public space” that the commission plans to hold the gubernatorial elections of Anambra state from Imo state The commission plans to recruit returnees from the state of Imo and it will be carried out by the All Progressives Congress (A PC) led government of the state Imo to write the original results sheet in the state.
The PDP described the alleged “compromises of the INEC as annoying, provocative, completely intolerable and a direct recipe for a serious crisis in the Bringing the state of Anambra, the south-east region to a standstill. ”
The party, in a statement by the National Publicity Sec. MP Kola Ologbondiyan said it“ strongly opposes the notified move by INEC to use its facility in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, for the storage of voting material for the elections and not in Anambra state. “