Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has told the 19 newly sworn in judges that as judicial officers, ‘‘if you remain true to the oaths of your office, you have no problem.’’
Onnoghen, stated this while administering the use of anybody’s judgment.
“We can only checkmate impunity through adherence to the law.
“You must be guided by the oaths of allegiance to the Nigerian Constitution and the office.
“I want to advise judicial officers, particularly those of you that have just been sworn- in, to always be guided by the Constitution, the laws and your conscience.
“Anything you need to function in that office is contained in the oath of office,” he said.
The judges are Targema John Iorngee (Benue); Namtari Mahmood Abba (Adamawa); Nweneka Ikechi (Rivers); Kado Sanusi (Katsina) and Adeniyi Oluyinka (Ogun), Abiola Adewemimo (Osun); Opeloye Ogunbowale A. (Lagos) Essien Jeremiah (Akwa-Ibom) Elizabeth Oji (Ebonyi) Arowosegbe Ojo (Ondo); Ogbuanya Chukwudi (Enugu) and Bashir Zaynab Mohammed (Niger).
Other include Galadima Suleiman (Nasarawa); Bassi Ahmed (Borno); Danjidda Hamisu (Kano) Hamman Polycarp (Taraba) Damulak Dashe (Plateau); Alkali Attahiru (Sokoto) and Mustapha Tijjani (Jigawa).