CJN directs deciplinary action against Upper Area Court Judge

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed who is also the Chairman National Judicial Council has directed the Judicial Service Committee of the FCT, to immediately initiate disciplinary action against the Upper Area Court Judge who issued direct Criminal Summons against the Anambra State APGA governorship candidate Professor, Chukwuma Soludo.

This directive was issued to the JSC under the Chairmanship of the Acting Chief Judge of the FCT, Justice Husseini Yusuf-Baba last week as confirmed by the spokesperson of the NJC, Soji Oye.

The Abuja Upper Area Court, presided over by Gambo Garba had in July 2021 issued a direct Criminal Summons against Professor SOLUDO over perjury, corruption and false assets declaration, an action which is said to be completely outside the jurisdiction of the Court.

The court said the criminal summons against Soludo was for alleged serial abuse of office and breach of Code of Conduct for public officers when he was the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria between 29 May 2004 and 29 May 2009.

The acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory is expected to submit his findings to the CJN within 21 days.

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