NJC Cautions Abuja High Court Judge & One Other

Arising from its 97th meeting held on 15-16 March 2022, the National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of Hon. Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR, has issued a warning letter to Hon. Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

He was reprimanded and placed on NJC’s watch list for one year for signing Writ of Possession for execution on the same day he delivered judgement in Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/FT/36/19 between Sicons Nigeria Ltd V Nile Place Restaurant and Catering Services Ltd.

Hon. Justice M. M. Ladan of the High Court of Kaduna State, also suffered the same fate, after NJC found merit in a petition against him. He was alleged to have signed Writ of Attachment while a Garnishee Order Nisi was still pending in having found merit in the petition written against him in Suit No. KDH/KAD/1321/2018 between VTLS Inc. Vs Ahmadu Bello University.

NJC Director of Information, Soji Oye, Esq., in a statement to pressmen, also revealed that 15 Judges were recommended for appointment at Federal and State Judiciaries.

HON. DR. Justice I. Tanko Muhammad, CFR, JSC GCON , Chief Justice of Nigeria & The Chairman, National Judicial Council.

The National Judicial Council is one of the Federal Executive Bodies created by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Amongst other functions, it is responsible for the Appointment, Promotion and Discipline of Judicial Officers.

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