NJC Makes U-Turn, Suspends 7 Judges Accused of Corruption
The National Judicial Council, NJC, has suspended the 7 judges recently arrested by the EFCC and accused of corruption.
A communique issued at the end of a meeting on Thursday announced this.
The council initially had refused to suspend the judges despite public pressure, saying the allegations against them were insubstantiated.
“Council also decided that Judicial Officers shall not be standing trial for alleged corruption related offences and be performing judicial functions at the same time,” the communique said.
“Council however decided that it will ensure that Judicial Officers who are being investigated for alleged high profile criminal offences do not perform judicial functions until their cases are concluded.” it added.
It was signed by NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye.