CJN orders probe of FCT judge over criminal summons on Soludo | Dailytrust

CJN orders probe of FCT judge over criminal summons on Soludo

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, has ordered the disciplinary action against a judge for criminal summons on the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.

Justice Gambo Garba of an Upper Area Court had on July 15 directed Soludo, to appear on August 23 to answer charges bordering on alleged perjury and breach of Code of Conduct during his tenure as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between May 29, 2004, and May 29, 2009.

Although criminal trial bordering on false declaration of assets is exclusively vested in the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the upper area court judge assumed jurisdiction contrary to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.

A source said the acting Chief Judge of the FCT High Court and chairman of the FCT Judicial Service Committee, Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf, would chair the disciplinary committee against the judge.

The CJN had on September 6 quizzed chief judges of FCT, Rivers, Kebbi, Cross Rivers, Jigawa, Anambra and Imo states where he cautioned against the issuance of ex parte orders in political matters.

The FCT High Court acting CJ is expected to submit the report of the committee’s findings within 21 days.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
1017257739
Media Trust Ltd


Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410