The National Judicial Council (NJC) failed yesterday to make public its position on the arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Mahmud Mohammed promised on Monday that the issue would be addressed comprehensively at the NJC meeting.
The NJC, which commenced its meeting on Tuesday, could not conclude on most issues discussed, which were eventually concluded yesterday. The Council however decided to make public its position on the judges’ issue, among others today.
A source said: “We ended the meeting today after exhaustively considering the unfortunate incident involving some of our judges. Members strongly condemned it.
“We also agreed on the successor to the outgoing CJN, and have resolved to allow the tradition to remain.