Conflicting Ex-parte Orders: Chief Justice Of Nigeria Invites 3 Judges

Three of the Judges who granted conflicting exparte orders have been invited to appear before the National Judicial Council to show cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for granting the conflicting exparte orders.


This was made known when the Chief Justice of Nigeria, justice Tanko Mohammad read riot act to the seven invited Chief Judges (CJs) and other justices over the conflicting exparte orders.

He also warned the CJs to henceforth avoid unnecessary assumption of jurisdiction in matters with similar subject and parties already before another court and also avoid forum shopping and work in tandem with all their Judges to salvage the image of the Judiciary.

The meeting which commenced at exactly eleven a.m on Monday and lasted for over five hours, began with a one-on-one interaction with the seven chief judges

Justice Muhammad also warned the Chief Judges from making newly appointed Judicial Officers vacation Judges and assigning complex cases to inexperienced Judges .

The CJN also advised all Heads of Court to be current on the development in the polity and the Judgments delivered by Courts of various jurisdictions and to urgently issue practice direction to guide Judges in their various courts to avoid giving conflicting decisions.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria interacted with the Chief Judges of the FCT, Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River Jigawa, Anambra and that of imo