Nominee-judges for anti-corruption specialized courts fail integrity test


According to Nigerian Tribune, majority of the judges nominated for probable appointment as heads of the proposed anti-corruption specialized courts failed the integrity test being conducted by security agencies. The major criteria are
that the nominee must be a bold judge that does not give sentimental judgments.

The judge must also have less judgments thrown out at the court of appeal. One hundred judges selected from courts across the country by the leadership of the judiciary were reportedly placed before security agencies for a deeper look into their stewardship, before the final pick.

37 specialized courts are reportedly being planned by Pres. Buhari in all the states and the FCT to solely and speedily try alleged looters. The judges picked were said to have been selected as the best of the pack. Fresh nominations had to be made for consideration, after majority of them couldn’t scale the integrity hurdles….. I hope Fashola got nominated ds time around? At least he is a lawyer too….

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