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Removing Corruption From Judicial System

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Removing Corruption From Judicial System

The National Legal Committee’s new initiative to sanitize the judiciary ahead of the general election in 2023 by punishing errant behavior is a welcome development. 3 tribunals from courts of coordinate authority were recently sanctioned by Nigeria’s highest disciplinary judicial body for issuing ex parte orders to the same parties on the same subject matters. When the judges are due for advancement again, they will be denied.

When compared to the damage these judges have caused on the judiciary’s fragile integrity, their sentence is moderate; it is unlikely to discourage future delinquent judicial officers. To restore faith in the temple of justice, the best course of action is to remove judges who have even the faintest odor of corruption.

The National Legal Council’s new initiative to sanitize the court ahead of the general election in 2023 by punishing improper behavior is a desirable step. The Nigerian judiciary’s highest disciplinary court.
the most recent chairman The three judges gave ex parte orders in the states of Rivers, Cross River, and Kebbi instead of dismissing the frivolous lawsuits and imposing high costs on the petitioners. The resulting conflict is unmistakable. These shady court decisions allow politicians to continue their unscrupulous methods, buying their way into power on a regular basis and smearing government.

Normally, the court is regarded as the common man’s final hope, particularly in Nigeria, where both the legislature and the government are enmeshed in corruption. It’s one of the reasons why the three judges’ punishment falls short of expectations. Two of them were warned and barred from advancement for two years, while the third was barred from advancement for five years. The system is sanctioning corruption by not dismissing the judges. Because of such judges, litigants will be frightened of the courts. If the NJC is truly independent,
Parties involved were worried about how the court would stay above board in the run-up to the 2023 elections even before the NJC’s slap on the wrist for the justices. All eyes were recently on the temple of justice in the pre-election cases in the November 6 Anambra governorship vote, when courts of coordinate jurisdiction in Anambra, Jigawa, and Enugu states first prevented Chukwuma Soludo, the ultimate winner, from being listed as the APGA’s candidate. The Court of Appeal was the one who salvaged the day. In an attempt to destabilize the elections, an Abuja Upper Area Court issued criminal summonses against Soludo in September, despite the fact that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammed, stated that the court was “totally outside its jurisdiction.”