NJC holds emergency meeting over crackdown on judges

Posted by News Express | 11 October 2016 | 3,324 times

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The emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) is about now holding at the three Arm Zone of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Journalists who had gathered early enough to cover the meeting were barred from doing so, but an insider confirms that the meeting has begun and that the meeting is exclusively for members of the NJC.

This meeting is coming on the hills of the arrest of High Court Judges over corruption allegations.

The arrest has thrown up a lot of debate from the cross session of the society.

Meanwhile the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) called it absorb and unacceptable, but the Federal Government insists that the ongoing trial of the judges

alleged to be corrupt and not the entire judiciary as agued by the NBA

This is perhaps the first time the Department of the State Service, (DSS) will be making such sweeping arrests and some believe that this is a high jack of the responsibilities of the Nigerian police.

Today’s meeting by the NJC is expected to make pronouncement on the position of the body regarding the arrest of the High Court judges.

Excerpted from a Channels TV report. Photo shows NJC members during a session.

Source: News Express

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