The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has summoned six Chief Judges in the country over the conflicting court orders emanating from their states in the last one month.
Justice Mohammed, who is the Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), issued the summons to the Chief Judges, on Monday, in Abuja.
The summons indicated that the affected Chief Judges were to appear before the NJC to explain what warranted the issuance of conflicting orders by courts of coordinate jurisdiction.
The summoned Chief Judges are those of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo states.
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The CJN complained bitterly about the huge embarrassment caused the Nigeria’s judiciary by the actions of those who issued conflicting orders upon ex-parte applications by some political parties.