Nigeria’s Chief Justice Tanko Mohammed has appointed 22 new judges to the Federal Capital Territory.

Four of the newly graduated judges are the sons of retired judges in the country, and one is the judge’s sister.

The inauguration comes a year after opposition to the controversial list of candidates presented to President Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Red) by the National Judicial Council.

This month, a ‘Secret’ letter signed by Buhari endorsed the 22 judges.

Among the new judges is Njideka Nwosu-Ihme, the daughter of Supreme Court Judge Mary Audili. Nosu: Ehme was appointed to the FCT Magistrate’s Court in March 2015 and until recently was a judge in the Wuse Zone 6 court.

According to a complaint filed on May 6, 2020, the chairpersons of the Open Bar Initiative in Silas Onu and Chidi Odinga, at least eight judges were on the list.

Other candidates who graduated on Tuesday argued; Fatima Abubakar Aliyu, daughter of the close president of the Court of Appeal, Judge Zainab Bulkacua; Mimi Katsta-Alu Apena, daughter of the late CJN, Alosis Kasta-Alu and Ibrahim Mohammed, son of former FCT grandfather-Kadi.
Some of the others are said to be the sister of Nkwabulu Chinze, a judge of the Court of Appeal.

The remaining graduates of the graduates; Madugu Alhaji, Agunloye Kayode, Eneche Elio, Aminu Abdullahi, Nwechowu Elewe, Sadia Mayana, Kanip India, Aliu Shafa, Mohammed Zubaru, Oloyemisi Adelaja, Agashize Odinaka, Aliu Ahmed, Hafsat Aba-Aliyu, Olufo, Olofola Jedesola Adeyemi-Ajayi.

CJN Judge Tanko Mohammed urged the 22 judges to refrain from anything that could tarnish their image or bring them into disrepute.

CJN on Tuesday issued a recommendation to the Supreme Court complex judges in Abuja.

“The bench is not for the faint-hearted, the gluttony or the questionable people,” he said.

The CJN has accused them of over-testing, which can hinder and even hinder their progress.

According to him, the newly appointed judges have made a lifetime pact with God and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, saying that whatever they do right will be counted and accordingly they will be favored.

“The appointment of a chairperson is not for wealth, vain praise, dishonest thinking or corrupt lifestyle,” he warned.

CJN: “Our radar is sophisticated in detecting all forms of corruption and mischief. The distance from your place of judgment cannot blind us to you.

Mohammed informs NJC that he has strong eyes on the judges so that they do not regret having been appointed as justice officers.

CJN’s vows and words should be at the heart of the matter and should be applied generously to their judgment.

Muhammad urged them to be impartial, fair, and fair in all their dealings.

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