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Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by sirequity(m): 1:40pm On May 24, 2019
Inibehe Effiong, a legal practitioner has criticised Ibrahim Mohammed, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) for breaking Ramadan Fast With President Muhammadu Buhari.

Late Thursday night, photos of the president and the top jurist winning and dinning alongside other members was released to the public. POLITICS TIMES gathered the photographs were taken at the breaking of Ramadan Fast, a religious practice among Muslims in the country.

Mr Effiong, a Human Rights Activist, said Mohammed ought not dine with the president because he is a judicial officer who will definitely attend to the election petition challenging the outcome of the exercise that produced Buhari for a second term in office.

The presidential election held earlier in the year is currently being challenged by Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost to the Nigerian leader who is expected to begin his second term next week.

Mr Abubakar, a former vice president is currently at the Presidential Election Tribunal praying he been declared winner of the February 23 exercise based on results allegedly gotten from the electronic serves of the electoral body that conducted the election.

Criticising Mohammed over his action, Effiong said public perception and appearance of impropriety were some of the reasons why judicial officers usually live a reclusive life, devoid of serious social contacts.

The activist who stated that Judges, unlike lawyers, are not allowed to associate or mingle with the society they live in, added that the fact that a judicial officer is also the head of the judicial arm of government does not change the ethical standard.

"I know in this country, we wickedly use religion as an alibi to evade responsibility and conceal the truth," he said in a Facebook post on Friday.

"Breaking Ramadan fast is not an official function, it is not part of the obligations of the office of the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria in any way. It is a personal thing. And if I were a judicial officer, let alone the most senior judicial officer in the country, I would not be breaking fast or paying Christmas visit to the President of Nigeria.

"If I must do it, it will not be to a President who is a notorious violator of the rule of law. If I have to dine with a President who disobeys court orders, it will certain not be at a time when the same President is a litigant before a Tribunal hearing a petition against his election, knowing that the decision of that tribunal will most likely come before me in the Supreme Court. I will think about the perception of right thinking members of the society before dining with that President," Effiong said.

The lawyer who quoted 2016 Rule 1 of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers to back up his claim noted that Judges are required to avoid social contacts as much as possible. He said the CJN should be the shining example as Justice is rooted in confidence and not in legal technicalities.

The quoted guideline for Judicial Officers is reproduced below:

Read More: https://politicstimesng.com/lawyer-criticises-acting-chief-justice-for-breaking-ramadan-fast-with-buhari/

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Nobody: 1:47pm On May 24, 2019
This is the reason why I don't see reasons why the office of the CJN should be on appointment. Yet, we will constantly be fed with lies that the Judiciary is independent. How is it independent when the CJN has to do the biddings of the executive arm?

Shebi, America and Nigeria practices same Federalism, but it seems like ours is a joke.

If you think Atiku will win this case, then you're a dreamer. A sitting president in a third world country like Nigeria doesn't give up power that easily. BTW, the CJN who is the head of the supreme court is his appointee.

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by GreyLaw(m): 2:03pm On May 24, 2019
Seems Buhari and the ACJN are paddies; see that interesting handshake.

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Zombiekiller010: 4:53pm On May 24, 2019
Padi Padi government

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by magoo10(m): 4:53pm On May 24, 2019
Paddy for jungle
The CJN is creating more doubts for his neautrality.

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Lamasta(m): 4:53pm On May 24, 2019
"Government of Buhari, for Buhari and by Buhari" that's the new definition of democracy grin

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by namqul(m): 4:54pm On May 24, 2019
nawa ooo
Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by nairaman66(m): 4:55pm On May 24, 2019
Nigeria is now a family business!! This is how buhari want to fight corruption.. shame!!

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by arakenge(m): 4:56pm On May 24, 2019
This is rhetorical!
Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Casptainspecial: 4:57pm On May 24, 2019
They should call for his resignation as well

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Nobody: 4:58pm On May 24, 2019
where Nigeria gate dey? I wan commot

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:59pm On May 24, 2019
Useless lawyer.

Man must wack!!
morikee:
And FYI even SP and Speaker are there
Don't mind the charge and bail lawyer.

magzey:
Buhari Invited top Government officials is CJN not one of them. undecided
END OF THREAD!!

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by enemyofprogress: 4:59pm On May 24, 2019
Very useless country

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by enemyofprogress: 4:59pm On May 24, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Useless lawyer.

Man must wack!!
asslicker

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:59pm On May 24, 2019
arakenge:
This is rhetorical!
...it's plainly stupid!

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Mopolchi: 4:59pm On May 24, 2019
Na homage he go pay. Na wa ooo CJN wey use fake age get him job.

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:59pm On May 24, 2019
enemyofprogress:
asslicker
enemy of your family.
Black sheep.
You've been denounced for long.

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Godjone(m): 5:00pm On May 24, 2019
Sharia justice of the Islamic republic of north

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by repogirl(f): 5:00pm On May 24, 2019
Who will he dine with before? Is Buhari not his brother who fraudulently appointed him as CJN? And do you think they are hiding it that the CJN was appointed through devious means?

Shame has long sailed past Buhari and his cohorts... Since noone can challenge them on their bullshit, they will wine and dine until 2023.

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Godjone(m): 5:01pm On May 24, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Useless lawyer.

Man must wack!!
useless mai suya angry

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by adioolayi(m): 5:02pm On May 24, 2019
...and afterwards.... Acting CJ gave judgement against APC in Zamfara State...This clearly shows President Buhari doesn't interfere in judicial process...and the Judiciary remains independent.

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by sevunteen(m): 5:02pm On May 24, 2019
Na dem grin
Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by enemyofprogress: 5:03pm On May 24, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
enemy of your family.
Black sheep.
You've been denounced for long.
asslicker

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:03pm On May 24, 2019
enemyofprogress:
asslicker
Broken record..... wink

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by magzey: 5:03pm On May 24, 2019
And ATIKU carries Onnoghen to strategy meeting how about that grin grin

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by morikee(m): 5:04pm On May 24, 2019
Tanko my man no time to waist I knew this man since I was young no nonsense man

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by enemyofprogress: 5:04pm On May 24, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Broken record..... wink
asslicker

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by magzey: 5:04pm On May 24, 2019
Buhari Invited top Government officials is CJN not one of them. undecided

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Re: Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari by Enugupikin: 5:05pm On May 24, 2019
he's right though

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