Court orders: Rivers APC hails judiciary over moves to curb abuse

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has commended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad for summoning the Chief Judges of six states over conflicting Court Orders.

The state APC spokesman, Ogbonna Nwuke said the action of the CJN would check the drift in the judiciary, following the alleged indiscriminate “sale of restraining orders by judges to politicians.”

Nwuke said this in a statement in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday.

The statement read, in part “We believe that the intervention of the CJN and the Nigerian Bar Association on the side of truth, as a result of the horrifying manipulation of the judiciary by members of the political class, has come at the right time.

“Unfortunately, the judicial arm in Rivers State and other judicial arms across the country have transformed into shopping centres where questionable and frivolous injunctions are auctioned at will.

“The invitation extended to some high-ranking judicial officers by the CJN has proved the point that the APC in Rivers State has been making.

“It is good that the CJN and the NBA have decided to halt the ease with which some judges are descending into the arena of justice.”


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