SENATE TO PROBE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES’ ALLEGATIONS DESPITE CJN’S RESIGNATION

Written by on June 28, 2022

The Senate has resolved to continue with its investigation into the crisis rocking the Supreme Court despite the resignation of Justice TANKO MUHAMMAD as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Lawmakers in the upper chamber of the National Assembly made the resolution during the plenary on Tuesday following a motion moved by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator OPEYEMI BAMIDELE.

You would recall that Justices of the Supreme Court had in a petition addressed to the immediate past CJN raised concerns over the deplorable welfare conditions and difficult working environment in the apex court.

But Senator BAMIDELE, at plenary cited Orders 41 and 51 to move the motion drew the attention of the Senate to the assignment given to the committee at the last plenary, relating to the state of affairs of the Supreme Court.

The Senate, in its resolution, mandated the committee to go ahead with its assignment in the quest to find a long-lasting solution by interacting with relevant stakeholders to look into the complaints raised in the petition by the justices.

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