Thursday, 23 May 2013
Chief Justice Of Nigeria Swears In Justice Ifeoma Jombo-Ofor As A Judge Of The Appeal Court
The Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Mariam Aloma Muhktar, today backed down from her earlier position to exclude Justice Ifeoma Jombo-Ofor from the bench of the Nigerian Court of Appeal.
Justice Ifeoma Jombo-Ofor was sworn in Abuja alongside Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachukwa, who now serve as the president of the court of Appeal for the next three months. The searing of Justice Bulkachukwa, further complicates the planned the recall of the former president of the court, Justice Ayo Salami.
The CJN reportedly met Justice Salami a few weeks ago to discuss his recall on the condition that he turns in his resignation letter post dated to January 2013, but the Justice Salami rejected the offer.
Today's swearing in of Justice Bulkachukwa is another peculiarity in Nigeria's troubled history of judicial perfidy. Justice Bulkachukwa was the judge who created the mess in the Sokoto gubernatorial election petition that Justice Ayo Salami tried to rectify when his ruling against the current governor, Aliyu Wammako was stopped by then Chief Justice of the Nigeria, Aloysius Katsina- Alu.