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NJC Bans Judges Standing Trial

National Judicial Council (NJC) building, Abuja

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has placed a ban on judges standing trial over alleged acts of corruption in various courts in Nigeria.

This is the second time in 2017 the council took this decision.

It had in its meeting of June 1, 2017, lifted the ban placed on the affected judges, including Justices Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court, and Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court.

However, the new ban is said to only affect Justices H. A. Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court and Agbadu James Fishim of the National Industrial Court who have been charged to court on alleged corrupt practices.

The ban, therefore, means that the judges are barred from performing any judicial duties until their alleged cases are cleared.

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