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CJN urges newly appointed judges to maintain integrity

Nigeria’s Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has known as on the newly appointed judges to ship honest judgments in accordance with the legal guidelines of the land.

He instructed judges to listen to all circumstances introduced earlier than the courtroom, and he burdened that they need to achieve this with out concern or favor.

Justice Ariwoola, who spoke on the swearing-in ceremony of the brand new judges on the Excessive Court docket in Abuja on Wednesday, particularly charged the judges who will hear election circumstances within the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo to keep away from being compromised.

The CJN stated: “Within the subsequent few months, we’ll maintain two governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States respectively. As ordinary, the courts will probably be besieged with a plethora of petitions. It’s our authorized obligation to listen to and resolve all circumstances that come earlier than us in accordance with the legal guidelines of the land. We should not falter and we should not stroll the trail of shame.

“Sure certainly, we can’t please everybody with our actions and work, however with the correct utility of the regulation and the structure of the land, which we’ve all collectively pledged to uphold, we are able to go a protracted option to do these issues that our conscience will probably be very pleased with; and the vast majority of Nigerian residents will probably be equally pleased with it”.

Moreover, the CJN promised that judges who’ve ridiculed the judiciary by issuing contradictory rulings and frivolous interim orders is not going to go unpunished.

“I’ve expressed in varied boards that we’ve been handled to an disagreeable cocktail of deceptive and contradictory judgments, in addition to frivolous interim orders by courts of comparable jurisdictions, which have sought to ridicule our justice system and flagrantly desecrate the revered Temple of Justice.

“There are a number of circumstances of this sort in abundance everywhere in the nation. That is largely a shame to our jurisprudence and we’ll by no means take it calmly. Punitive measures should be imposed on such erring judges.

“We’ve already initiated the method to rein in such errant judges in order that they face the results of their despicable and abhorrent conduct,” Ariwoola stated.

He reminded the judges that their elevation is to serve and that they need to always chorus from interfering in issues that will jeopardize the folks’s belief in them.

He additionally famous that the courts have seen a rise in circumstances resulting in criminality in latest instances and politicians are approaching the courts in droves with political circumstances. He suggested the courts to be diligent.

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