Judge Risks CJN's Sanction for Operating Out of Jurisdiction
Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has ordered the Judicial Service Committee (JSC) of the Federal Capital Territory FCT to initiate disciplinary action against an Upper Area Court Judge who issued direct Criminal Summons against Central Bank Governor, Professor Charles Soludo.
The judge whose name is withheld issued criminal charges against the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA, Anambra State over alleged serial abuse of office and breach of Code of Conduct for public officers while at CBN between 29 May 2004 and 29 May 2009.
The Upper Area Court had on 23 August 2021 issued a direct Criminal Summons against Soludo over perjury, corruption and false assets declaration a duty exclusively vested in the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT.
It would be recalled that the Chief Justice of Nigeria had met with the Chief Judges of the FCT, Rivers, Kebbi, Cross Rivers, Jigawa, Anambra and Imo States on Monday 6 September 2021, directing them to admonish Judges in their jurisdictions on the dangers of granting ex parte injunctions.