Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, says conflicting judgements by courts, including the court of appeal, are being investigated by the national judicial council.
Justice Mohammed said that appropriate punitive measures await any of the judges found guilty in the conflicting judgements given so far.
Nigeria’s chief justice speaking on the issue in Abuja at a special court session to mark the supreme court’s 2016/2017 new legal year, and the inauguration of new senior advocate of Nigeria, said such conflicting judgements are becoming worrisome.
Judges involved in conflicting judgements, he said, were creating confusion, hurting the integrity of the judiciary, and ignoring the established precedent
Justice Mohammed said although it was agreed that the decision of the supreme court is binding on courts, some appeal courts handling 2015 elections petitions had been declaring what he called reckless judgements.