NJC sets up panel to probe 15 High Court Judges

The National Judicial Council – NJC, has constituted panels to investigate 15 High Court Judges over their alleged involvement in various acts of judicial corruption.

Among the judicial officers under probe are two serving Chief Judges.

The Council, which is headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, decided to investigate pending petitions against the Judges, at the end of its 83rd Meeting in Abuja.

The legal body, in a statement signed by the Director of Information at the NJC, Soji Oye, said its decision to set-up 15 panels to probe the judges, was informed by Reports of two Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committees that looked into 46 Petitions written against Judicial Officers in the Federal and State Judiciaries.

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