Some Judges Under Probe for Conflicting Judgements

Judges who issue conflicting judgment have been warned to pull the brakes on their action. Already the National Judicial Council (NJC) is probing their actions, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mahmud Mohammed said.

Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami (SAN) and a leader of the Body of Senior Advocates on Nigeria, T. J. O. Okpoko (SAN), just like Justice Mohammed, are also worried over the rising trend of conflicting judgments.

Justice Mohammed, Malami and Okpoko said instances where lower courts of coordinate jurisdiction render conflicting judgments on similar cases and at some instances, ignore established precedents were harmful to the integrity and reputation of the Judiciary.

The CJN said judges found wanting would be punished.