Nigeria’s Chief Judge warns against comments on issues still before courts

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Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has warned against unguarded comments on live cases still pending before various courts in the country.

According to him, such commentary in the newspapers, magazines, social media, radio and television, could land people in prison.

The Chief Justice in a statement by his media assistant, Awassam Bassey, asked judges to wield their punitive powers against those found to be indulging in such practice.

According to him, languages being used to describe judgement of courts are becoming ungentlemanly, degrading and contemptuous.

Justice Onnoghen who specifically referred to the pending case of the Anambra State central senatorial district poll, expressed concern over the commentaries which, according to him, was insulting.

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