The Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Chairman of the National Judicial Council, (NJC), Tanko Muhammad has intervened after five courts of coordinate jurisdiction gave conflicting and embarrassing expatriate orders.
The judges summoned are that of: Rivers, Kebbi, Imo, Jigawa, Anambra and Cross River.
In a letter of invitation dated August 30, the CJN summoned the judges to brief him on the incessant granting of conflicting orders and suits instituted by different political parties before the various courts.
The spokesperson of the CJN, Soji Oye, confirmed the letter of invitation but did not mention when the meeting will be held.
”My attention has been drawn to media reports to the effect that some courts of coordinate jurisdictions were granting conflicting exparte orders on the same subject matter. It has become expedient for me to invite you for a detailed briefing on the development. This is even more compelling having regard to an earlier NJC warning to judicial officers on the need to be circumspect in grating exparte applications.”