Justice Abang, 2 others may be sanctioned over PDP cases


Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja and two others may soon be penalized by the National Judicial Commission, NJC.

This is over cases of conflicting judgements arising from several cases brought before them by members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which are already being investigated.

This was disclosed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed, adding that the NJC is already investigating cases of contrasting judgements emanating from courts of coordinate jurisdiction.

The CJN stated this at the swearing in of new Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN, in Abuja on Monday.

It would be recalled that there had been conflicting judgments emanating from Federal High Courts in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt on the PDP cases, with Justice Abang being in the forefront.

Justice Mohammed, while responding to comments at the event, disclosed that the cases of contrasting judgements were already being investigated, adding that disciplinary actions would be taken.

“Let me say before the court stands that the case of courts of coordinate jurisdiction giving conflicting judgements will be addressed.

“All the judge’s involved are being investigated and action will be taken accordingly,” he said.

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews….

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