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Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Morbeta11(m): 5:56pm On May 17
The National Judicial Council has resolved to issue warning letters to Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court; Justice G. B. Brikins-Okolosi of the Delta State High Court and Justice Amina Shehu of the Yobe State High Court

The trio were found guilty of different degrees of misconduct, during the 105th plenary meeting of the council, held between May 15 and 16, 2024; under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the council’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, dated May 16, 2024, and sighted by PUNCH Online on Friday, May 17, 2024.

Ekwo and Brikins-Okolosi were barred from elevation to a higher Bench for two years and three years, respectively.

The statement noted that Ekwo is “warned for abuse of discretionary power of a judge by wrongly granting an ex parte order in suit no. FHC/ABJ/C/626/2023 Juliet Ebere Nwadi Gbaka & 2 Ors V Seplat Energy Plc & 12 Ors,

“The Hon. Judge is also barred from being elevated to a higher Bench for two years.

“Hon. Justice G. B. Brikins-Okolosi of Delta State High Court is also issued a warning for failure to deliver judgment within the stipulated period in Joseph Anene Okafor Vs Skye Bank, suit no. A/94/2010 after parties had filed and adopted their final Written Addresses.”

Brikins-Okolosi “will also not be elevated to a higher Bench for a period of three years,” the statement noted.

For Shehu, the council cautioned him “for issuing Writ of Possession Conferring Title on the Defendant in suit no. YBS/HC/NNR/1cv/2020 when there was no subsisting judgment of any court to enable His Lordship issue the Writ.”

The NJC also recommended two reports written against judges of the Federal and State High Courts for further investigation.

“Council at the meeting considered two Reports of its two Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committees that filtered 35 petitions written against Judges of the Federal and State High Courts and decided to empanel eight Committees to further investigate the petitions that were found meritorious by the Committees,” the statement added.

Furthermore, the council dismissed petitions against several judges “for lack of merit, evidence of misconduct, subjudice or that they were matters that could be appealed.”

The dismissed petitions were against Justices A. M. Liman, A. A. Okeke, D. E. Osiagor (Federal High Court); Justices S. B. Belgore, and Bello Kawu (High Court of the Federal Capital Territory), among others.

“The Council deliberated on the notification of retirements of three Judicial Officers including that of the Chief Justice of Nigeria Hon Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, GCON and notification of death of three Judges of the Federal and State Courts,” the statement concluded.

https://punchng.com/njc-issues-three-judges-warning-letters-halts-two-others-promotion/

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by egidi: 6:02pm On May 17
Honestly, this warning is on overdue. The black market judgment is too much this days

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Jlow2: 6:03pm On May 17
If justice monica of court appeal is not on the list then it’s not complete, with what she did in plateau state pdp house of assembly and National Assembly members, but Supreme Court could only rescue the governor

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Racoon(m): 6:08pm On May 17
The CJN is not serious! Even the presidential election trial judgement was a charade under his reigns yet he is issuing warning strikes to other. Case of pot calling kettle black.

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Racoon(m): 6:10pm On May 17
Jlow2:
If justice monica of court appeal is not on the list then it’s not complete, with what she did in plateau state pdp house of assembly and National Assembly members, but Supreme Court could only rescue the governor
Well said sir. Monica ought to have been punish and that Okoro of a judge in the supreme Court. Imagine they were jesting and laughing while giving judgement.

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by id4sho(m): 6:10pm On May 17
Jlow2:
If justice monica of court appeal is not on the list then it’s not complete, with what she did in plateau state pdp house of assembly and National Assembly members, but Supreme Court could only rescue the governor

Your mind dey there 💯

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Emyzoloye5(m): 6:15pm On May 17
Jlow2:
If justice monica of court appeal is not on the list then it’s not complete, with what she did in plateau state pdp house of assembly and National Assembly members, but Supreme Court could only rescue the governor

When Monica is a principal member of the NJC..dey play


By the way, congrats to the incoming female CJN, kekere ekun, Another Tinubu's puppet

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Kukutente23: 6:25pm On May 17
Emyzoloye5:


When Monica is a principal member of the NJC..dey play


By the way, congrats to the incoming female CJN, kekere ekun, Another Tinubu's puppet
Have we had a southern female CJN before?


Fergie001

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by fergie001: 6:36pm On May 17
Kukutente23:

Have we had a southern female CJN before?
We have never had a Southern female CJN before.... By August hopefully, Kekere-Ekun will be the first.

Emyzoloye5:
By the way, congrats to the incoming female CJN, kekere ekun, Another Tinubu's puppet
Kekere-Ekun as CJN will be walking on thorns.... loyal to Tinubu who nominated her to the Appeal Court in 2004 but her husband is an avowed loyalist to Atiku's.

He was Atiku's pick for CBN Gov in 2004 until Andy Uba played a fast one to persuade OBJ to pick Soludo. Her husband was MD of Habib Bank, thanks to Atiku.

She also voluntarily opted out of the Supreme Court Presidential Panel, but she is bold and good.

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by eweqwatr: 6:40pm On May 17
fergie001:

We have never had a female CJN before.... By August hopefully, Kekere-Ekun will be the first.
Who was Goodluck Jonathan's female CJN from the north? Mariam Mukhtar not a female?

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by fergie001: 6:42pm On May 17
eweqwatr:

Who was Goodluck Jonathan's female CJN from the north? Mariam Mukhtar not a female?
I corrected it, skipped the Southern..... Aloma Mukhtar was the first female Supreme Court Judge, from Kano. Kekere-Ekun is the 5th female Judge of the SC.

Racoon:
Well said sir. Monica ought to have been punish and that Okoro of a judge in the supreme Court. Imagine they were jesting and laughing while giving judgement.
Other things been equal, Okoro will be CJN after Kekere-Ekun. He is one of the experienced heads there, and will be the most senior after Kekere-Ekun.

He goes no where oooo.

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Kelklein(m): 6:56pm On May 17
Ex parte-Order judges.. dem plenty well well for this country..

I heard they are even the ones that would be asking you if you need Ex parte order.. dem dey hawk am like gala

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Emyzoloye5(m): 6:56pm On May 17
fergie001:

We have never had a Southern female CJN before.... By August hopefully, Kekere-Ekun will be the first.


Kekere-Ekun as CJN will be walking on thorns.... loyal to Tinubu who nominated her to the Appeal Court in 2004 but her husband is an avowed loyalist to Atiku's.

He was Atiku's pick for CBN Gov in 2004 until Andy Uba played a fast one to persuade OBJ to pick Soludo. Her husband was MD of Habib Bank, thanks to Atiku.

She also voluntarily opted out of the Supreme Court Presidential Panel, but she is bold and good.

Bold my foot, she's one of the most notorious judges to ever sit on that bench , go check her records .....

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Cyberterror: 7:05pm On May 17
Judge Inyang Ekwo has been a judicial rascal for so many years. It is strange that the NJC took so long to punish him.

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by RoyalUc(m): 7:27pm On May 17
Cyberterror:
Judge Inyang Ekwo has been a judicial rascal for so many years. It is strange that the NJC took so long to punish him.

I think you are right

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Kukutente23: 7:42pm On May 17
Cyberterror:
Judge Inyang Ekwo has been a judicial rascal for so many years. It is strange that the NJC took so long to punish him.
APC judge lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by RenaissanceGuy: 8:01pm On May 17
I was expecting 85. What about the FHC judges cashing out in millions every month from politicians by granting restraining orders??

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by scuba3(m): 8:15pm On May 17
Racoon:
Well said sir. Monica ought to have been punish and that Okoro of a judge in the supreme Court. Imagine they were jesting and laughing while giving judgement.

God bless you for this comment my brother

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by ThiefnubuBandit(f): 8:16pm On May 17
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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Galinton(m): 8:17pm On May 17
Jlow2:
If justice monica of court appeal is not on the list then it’s not complete, with what she did in plateau state pdp house of assembly and National Assembly members, but Supreme Court could only rescue the governor
abeg leave monica alone
Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by givedemwotowoto: 8:17pm On May 17
cool
Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Curious345: 8:18pm On May 17
I have nothing to say
Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Skillsnigeria: 8:18pm On May 17
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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by BigBlackPreek(m): 8:19pm On May 17
Nigeria My Country!
Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Kellie069(m): 8:21pm On May 17
Bunch of criminals ‘ they were supposed to uphold justice but unfortunately, they have turned to tools used by the highest bidder! Miscreants
Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by NaijaSumigan: 8:22pm On May 17
Most of these judges are corrupt and safe haven for politicians to run to... Just look at the ages of those corrupt fools in Nigeria, mostly elderly Men and Women.

It's a huge shame

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by SirBunky85(m): 8:25pm On May 17
Emyzoloye5:


When Monica is a principal member of the NJC..dey play


By the way, congrats to the incoming female CJN, kekere ekun, Another Tinubu's puppet
keep wailing, irredeemable hypocrites

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Jmk9292(m): 8:25pm On May 17
Ex parte order group of judges.

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by WorldRichest: 8:25pm On May 17
Emyzoloye5:


When Monica is a principal member of the NJC..dey play


By the way, congrats to the incoming female CJN, kekere ekun, Another Tinubu's puppet

Una go cry tire. You think it was last year that Tinubu started planning to be President? He has been putting his boys in all positions for some decades back, now he is reaping the fruits of his labour.

Even his worst enemies are in love with him. Look out what the mentally unstable Aisha Yesufu posted 10 years ago

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Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Klington: 8:27pm On May 17
Re: Three Judges Get NJC Warning Letters, Others’ Promotion Suspended by Klington: 8:29pm On May 17


Warning letters not enough, demote, arrest and jail the criminals.

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