The Intrigues Behind Justice Ayo Salami’s Recall

Justice Ayo Salami
By SaharaReporters, New York

Several sources within the National Judicial Council (NJC) have disclosed to SaharaReporters the intrigues and behind-the-scene maneuvers that nearly sabotaged the council’s vote earlier today to reinstate the suspended President of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami. In separate interviews, these sources detailed the drama and tension orchestrated by a cabal that vehemently opposed Mr. Salami’s return to his job.

According to these sources who were part of the closed door meeting, the opposition to Justice Salami’s returned was spearheaded by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Ibrahim Auta.

Mr. Auta is the notorious judge who was used by former military dictator, Sani Abacha, to hand down a verdict that led to the execution of environmental rights activist and leader of the Movement for the Sovereignty of the Ogoni People, Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight other Ogoni activists.

SaharaReporters learnt that the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Joseph Bodunrin Daudu, also joined Justice Auta in opposing Justice Salami’s reinstatement. Incidentally, Mr. Daudu and Justice Auta worked in tandem in the hanging trial of Mr. Saro-Wiwa, with the NBA boss serving as the government’s lead prosecutor during the trial of Saro-Wiwa and his compatriots before Auta’s kangaroo tribunal.

Peter Umeadi, a member of the NJC, emerged as another strong campaigner against the recall of Justice Salami. Curiously, Mr. Umeadi’s late uncle, Philip Umeadi, also served on the Auta panel that sentenced Mr. Saro-Wiwa to death in a highly controversial and widely condemned 1995 trial in Port Harcourt.

Our sources revealed that 20 members of the NJC attended today’s meeting which was chaired by the outgoing Chief Justice of the Federation, Dahiru Musdapher.

The NJC had earlier constituted a committee led by Justice Alooma Muktar to help resolve the impasse created by the suspension of Justice Salami. The Alooma panel was mandated to liaise with all interested parties in the suspension saga crisis and submit a recommendation to the NJC for consideration.

The committee, which also had Olisa Agbakoba, a former President of the Civil Liberty Organization, as a member, reportedly met with the suspended judge and proposed that he accept to retire from the bench as a condition for his reinstatement. “I know that the Justice Alooma committee told Justice Salami that they would recommend his recall, but they wanted him to agree to retire as soon as he was reinstated,” said one of our sources. The source added that Justice Salami flatly rejected the condition, asserting that he was willing to continue his lawsuit against his illegal removal. The source said that Justice Alooma, Justice Pius Aderemi (rtd), Rotimi Akeredolu and Mr. Agbakoba supported his position that he would not retire.

One source told SaharaReporters that some members of the reconciliation committee persuaded Justice Alooma to have their group recommend an unconditional recall of Justice Salami. The source revealed that Mr. Agbakoba was then assigned the task of writing the panel’s report.

“That report was presented to the NJC at today’s meeting despite Justice Auta’s fierce reservation and opposition,” said one source.

Justice Auta had earlier written a report that accused Justice Salami of abusing his office as the President of the Court of Appeal.

The pattern of the 10-8 voting that clinched Justice Salami’s reinstatement revealed the nature of entrenched interests within and outside the judiciary that took a position on the matter.

SaharaReporters gathered that Justice Umaru Abdullahi, a former President of the Court of Appeal, aligned with Justice Auta in voting against Salami’s reinstatement. Justice Emmanuel Ayoola, the former chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), abstained from voting. The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Inumidun Akande, who was reportedly embedded with the anti-Salami crew, absented herself from the meeting.

Others who opposed the move to reinstate Justice Salami included Justice Moses A.D. Bello, the president of the Customary Court of Appeal in Abuja, and the Chief Judge of Benue State, a crony of former Chief Justice of Nigeria Aloysius Katsina-Alu.

Our sources revealed that the pro-Salami members were led by former Supreme Court Justice Pius Aderemi, Olisa Agbakoba and included a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Rotimi Akeredolu, Justice Alooma and Chief Justice Dahiru Mustapha of the Supreme Court. Other supporters included  National Industrial Court President, Babatunde Adejumo, and Justice Aloma Muktar. Onueze Chukwujinka Okocha, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, also voted for Justice Salami’s reinstatement.

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Certainty

Dnt ever be disappointed by the most stupid former Court of Appeal president Umar Abdullahi, he is very corrupt always in evil side, violating the rule of law due to his selfish interest. I will like to use this opportunity to say that if nigerian judiciary hav at list five competent judges in any in any judicial division in Nigeria by now corruption would not be in existence. Long life and prosperity eminent Justice Isa Ayo Salami.

Re:Tundemess Justice Salami lied on oath

If Justice Ayo Salami was found guilty of all these concocted charges,do you think the NJC will recall him back.If you are to be on the bench,you cann't perform better than Katsina Alu and Auta.

Justice Ibrahim Auta Special Military Tribunal Part 2?

In normal climes the Auta fella would have long been in prison for unlawful conducts while on the bench.

But here is Nigeria, a country where anything happens. I bet with time the chairman of the Justice Ibrahim Auta Special Military Tribunal ist gonna become the chief justice of nigeria.

Just check out how far Ibori would have gone if he wasnt stopped or Zakari Biu.

Abacha was just like them but he became president after being the secretary of a contraption called the interim government of the same entity by the name of The Federal Republic of Nigeria.

After five months of

After five months of intriguing probe into alleged malpractices at the top echelon of the judicial arm of government in the country, the National Judicial Council, NJC, yesterday, found the President of the Court of Appeal, PCA, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, guilty of judicial misconduct.He was specifically accused of acting contrary to Rule 1(1) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Besides indicting him of engaging in unethical conduct that it said eroded public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, the council equally found the PCA guilty of perjury, saying its investigations revealed that all the allegations he raised against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, ab-initio, were false.Justice Salami lied on oath — NJC Panels

Tundemess justice salami lied on oath period

After five months of intriguing probe into alleged malpractices at the top echelon of the judicial arm of government in the country, the National Judicial Council, NJC, yesterday, found the President of the Court of Appeal, PCA, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, guilty of judicial misconduct.He was specifically accused of acting contrary to Rule 1(1) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Besides indicting him of engaging in unethical conduct that it said eroded public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, the council equally found the PCA guilty of perjury, saying its investigations revealed that all the allegations he raised against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, ab-initio, were false.Justice Salami lied on oath — NJC Panels

@prempe is tinubu from lagos or osun state-i know my village sha

@Prempe my mother is alive and doing well. I am not like Tinubu who does not not know where he hails from in Nigeria. He lied when he siad mother is from the family of late mama tinubu in Eko. It turned out to be a lie. That is the problem we have in nigeria. And the bane of our under-development. How can you force somebody who is not a nigerian to be a patriot. Or be troubled when doctors go on strike! Most fulanis u see such as Buhari are from Mali. Tinubu can claim to be an Isoko man from delta state tomorrow since he does not know whether he is from Osun state in Iwo or Lagos-he is stateless as far as I am concerned. So has no right to talk when I am talking. Not even to our passport. But u know 9ja anybody can claim to be a nigerian in 9ja and enlist into the army and retire like Buhari or shugaba-animals

Dari! Dari!! Dari!!!

Deri, you are doing your man more harm than good. You are not doing well at all.

Those 8 Devils, God.....them.

Those Eight Devils who do not wish the common well, God will punish them. They are shameless idiots. Can't their wives and children tell them that they have brought so much shame to them?

chief remi--aka tundemess--who lied Deri? or salami

Mr. Oni, who instituted the case through his counsel, Olusegun Ilori, said: “It is in the interest of justice, fair-play and the rule of law to prosecute the suspended President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, for giving false evidence as the prosecution borders on an issue of national interest, public concern, social justice and equality before the law.”He averred that Salami deposed to facts in his affidavit of February 7, 2011 and March 31, 2011, about the existence of a state of affairs which were later shown not only to be false, but also to have been made knowing those facts to be false, with the aim of misleading conclusion in a judicial proceedings in contravention of S156, 157 and 158 of the Penal Code Laws of the Federal Capital Territory.

salami quit your job and go back to kwara-yr records are stained

Mr. Oni, who instituted the case through his counsel, Olusegun Ilori, said: “It is in the interest of justice, fair-play and the rule of law to prosecute the suspended President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, for giving false evidence as the prosecution borders on an issue of national interest, public concern, social justice and equality before the law.”He averred that Salami deposed to facts in his affidavit of February 7, 2011 and March 31, 2011, about the existence of a state of affairs which were later shown not only to be false, but also to have been made knowing those facts to be false, with the aim of misleading conclusion in a judicial proceedings in contravention of S156, 157 and 158 of the Penal Code Laws of the Federal Capital Territory.

deri, the bokis of SNG and salami

Mr. Oni, who instituted the case through his counsel, Olusegun Ilori, said: “It is in the interest of justice, fair-play and the rule of law to prosecute the suspended President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, for giving false evidence as the prosecution borders on an issue of national interest, public concern, social justice and equality before the law.”He averred that Salami deposed to facts in his affidavit of February 7, 2011 and March 31, 2011, about the existence of a state of affairs which were later shown not only to be false, but also to have been made knowing those facts to be false, with the aim of misleading conclusion in a judicial proceedings in contravention of S156, 157 and 158 of the Penal Code Laws of the Federal Capital Territory.

Salami struggle against the light of the judiciary

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has just granted a former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, leave (permission) to apply for Order of Mandamus, compelling the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to try the suspended President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) Justice Ayo Salami for perjury. Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Segun Oni had approached the Court for leave to apply for an order of mandamus, compelling the AGF to try Salami for perjury, an offence punishable with 14 years imprisonment. The decision of the Federal High Court is coming 24hrs after the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Musdapher, was reported to have written a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan urging him to reinstate Justice Salami as the president of the Court of Appeal (PCA) sequel to the outcome of several judicial panels of inquiries which found no wrong doing by him.Mr. Oni who is, seeking an Order of Mandamus, directing the AGF to institute criminal proceedings against Mr. Salami

Tundemess who is deri

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has just granted a former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, leave (permission) to apply for Order of Mandamus, compelling the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to try the suspended President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) Justice Ayo Salami for perjury. Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Segun Oni had approached the Court for leave to apply for an order of mandamus, compelling the AGF to try Salami for perjury, an offence punishable with 14 years imprisonment. The decision of the Federal High Court is coming 24hrs after the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Musdapher, was reported to have written a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan urging him to reinstate Justice Salami as the president of the Court of Appeal (PCA) sequel to the outcome of several judicial panels of inquiries which found no wrong doing by him.Mr. Oni who is, seeking an Order of Mandamus, directing the AGF to institute criminal proceedings against Mr. Salami

tundemess-Justice Salami lied on oath — NJC Panels

After five months of intriguing probe into alleged malpractices at the top echelon of the judicial arm of government in the country, the National Judicial Council, NJC, yesterday, found the President of the Court of Appeal, PCA, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, guilty of judicial misconduct.He was specifically accused of acting contrary to Rule 1(1) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Besides indicting him of engaging in unethical conduct that it said eroded public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, the council equally found the PCA guilty of perjury, saying its investigations revealed that all the allegations he raised against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, ab-initio, were false.Justice Salami lied on oath — NJC Panels

Justice Salami lied on oath — NJC Panels

After five months of intriguing probe into alleged malpractices at the top echelon of the judicial arm of government in the country, the National Judicial Council, NJC, yesterday, found the President of the Court of Appeal, PCA, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, guilty of judicial misconduct.He was specifically accused of acting contrary to Rule 1(1) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Besides indicting him of engaging in unethical conduct that it said eroded public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, the council equally found the PCA guilty of perjury, saying its investigations revealed that all the allegations he raised against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, ab-initio, were false.Justice Salami lied on oath — NJC Panels

Any.

Anybody, people or group of people, race, state or nation dt get themselves accustomed wt d idea of alleging or throwing allegations @ pple without any prove or appropriately putting d person dt was alleg ed 2 av lie or committed an offense 2 trial is only shooting herself in d leg bcos other part of d world wl nt take such nation serious.(He dt allege must prove) if justice salami lied or nt lied on oath shu d properly investigated&d right punishment or compe nsation shud b awarded 2 him, but if president jonathan reinstates him bcos of political favour 2 tinubu as said by some pple here then d president himslf shud b impeach 4 lying on oath bcos he sworn 2 defend naija's constitutions and he is doing otherwise.

WHO IS DERI?

"Deri" is merely a role-play title for several GEJ apologists; same way you have MEND's "Jomo Gbomo" or "Abu Qaqa", etc. There are a couple of "Deri" impersonators and these guys like to imagine themselves to be Jonathan's online think-tank. One of them appears to be Tony Uranta. Their job description is to confront any truth or weighty revelation detrimental to the clueless one with outright lies, half-truths and miscued propaganda. These "Deris" are mostly clever by half on their own but constantly try to make up the other half by employing distractive spins and diversionary logic to muddle up the waters of any intelligent submission, especially those against their hare-brained client. What to do with a Deri? Three things: (1) Ignore. (2) Ignore. (3) Ignore.

Of Deri, SNG, Buhari & Bakari

Deri, your beef with SNG, Buhari and indeed, Bakare, can be well understood within the context of the struggle of darkness against light. The SNG organisation and the gentlemen you're struggling desperately but fruitlessly to bring before public hate and castigation everyday represent light for most Nigerians while Jonathan and the fools that surround him represent deep darkness. The poverty, corruption, insecurity, cluelessness, etc, that continue to plague this country under your bomber-president's watch is enough proof. If you were not an ingrate and an ethnic moron you would ask yourself where you were in the crisis of January 2010 when it took the bold, decisive and pristine qualities of people like Bakare through SNG to install the less than mediocre imp in ASO Rock.

DERI'S MORBID PARANOIA

@DERI, if your fear is that the SNG has promised to work with other well meaning organisations (NOT NLC and TUC) to expose and hold the Federal Government (led by the rogue-bomber, gej) accountable on the fuel subsidy probe, then let that fear grip you forever and petrify you and your corrupt group until the positive change Nigerians want comes to pass. Enemy of progress! The guilty always lives in fear! If you mean well why should you be full of outright hate for other well meaning people? Your fear that SNG is calling for regime change at the slightest articulation of their defence of human rights is going to run you insane, man! What are you and jeg hiding that you're afraid a public protest called by the good people at SNG might unveil? Ewu omo uranta! (LOL)

Comments of uninformed commentators on Salami

I am ashamed at the comments of these uninformed commentators on Salami's reinstatement. If people who are informed about what happened say the man did not lie what evidence do you have to accuse the man of perjury than the noise by PDP who know that the man will not take bribe as regards Jonathan's election petition. We shall see how fast Jonathan will accede to NJC request.

tinubu\salami

Salami iS a massive crook,open ur eyes my peole to the politics,can sanity work in an insane environment,all our udges are stinkers with soiled hands,do u think he got to president of court of appeal just like that,in thsi dirty country,where awokulehin can throw out 170 charges on an international crook,I see tinubu's hands all over this re-instatement,remember he and gej met of recent in lagos,and I heard salami's re-instatement was part of the deal brokered,bcuz an indictment of salami is a conviction on tinubu,even my attorney general(inumidun) decided to abstain to abstain cuz the facts r there,salami was compromised,the earlier we realise the stain of yorubaland is tinubu the better,a man that follows the IBB school of throw money at a problem,a man who used to say PDP were bullying AC and now he wants to bully mimiko,he's a pig,we the outh of oruba mUst form a party seperÀte from crooks like tinubu who will sell us at the slightest smell of money,o how I wish I lived.

Daily reminder to Deri - don't forget your prescription

"Salami should be ashamed of himself. He knows his conscience is not clean. In the developed economies of the world, the likes of Salami will not rear their ugly lying head in public gain.....Its only in nigeria that such crude acts take place". (Deri, 2012)

@Deri, your last sentence is very correct. However, we are not sure that Justice Salami lied on oath until a competent court makes such pronouncement. Meanwhile, we are absolutely sure of one crude act, i.e. President Jonathan's refusal to declare his assets. If we apply your "wise saying", GEJ should be ashamed of himself. Pot calling kettle black eh?

Looks like you took your prescription today as you left out Buhari in this discussion thread. Well done boy! Please remember to take the dosage tonight of the Anti-Buhariasis tablet to avoid hallucinations on Buhari. Cheers and cheers again.

@tundemess

Yoruba people detest lies and unethical practices,and our elders know that. Then, what moral lesson will they be teaching the younger ones if they choose to be enlisted in the immoral venture of reinstating a judge who lied and engaged in unethical practices?

Yoruba people detest lies and

Yoruba people detest lies and unethical practices,and our elders know that. Then, what moral lesson will they be teaching the younger ones if they choose to be enlisted in the immoral venture of reinstating a judge who lied and engaged in unethical practices?

DERI HARLOTSON, A QUESTION

Bigot Deri Harlotson, You are so fixated on Tinubu and ACN! Now that we have been reliably informed that your mother is a drunken riverside prostitute, I have a question for you: did your mother tell you that Tinubu was one of those who bought her forbidden ware without paying?

It is irrelevant now 2

If they like let them make Salami the chief Judge of the Federation, it is not going to change Buhari's political misfortune. I am sure that Buhari has not recovered from the nervous breakdown he suffered that day his appeal was thrown away, like the way he threw away our collective mandate given to Shagari. I saw as his hand was shaking when he was reading his address at the door step of the supreme court. It was a sorry sight, he looked like somebody left in a lurch. Those who keyed in to his hollow brain has left him stranded. Alero has gone back to PDP even his running mate Bakere has gone back to SNG, to revalidate his goodwill.We have not heard any magic CPC governor is doing in Nasawara state,Buhari has now finally accepted to align with Tinubu, because Bakare was bad market.

@Deri: It's a day of mourning for you ! ha ha haha !

@Deri
Your frustration in understandable but obviously you are even more foolish than the moron Jonathan.

Salami was eased aside to pave way for Jonathan's victory at the Appeal Court Election case and once that objective had been realised, Jonathan has no more interest in the injustice !

It's a day of mourning for the forces of darkness. Once again, which court pronounced guilt on Salami that he lied on oath? FOOL !
You are fraudster, you collected money from Dumbo Jo to post nonsense here but you post same thing with different subject lines; what makes you diff. from Kingsley Kuku; it's in the DNA ! Chmipazee cousins.

It is irrelevant now.

At least this is a lesson for those that called Jonathan a moron.Buhari who once declared that he will not touch his leg in any court room again to pursue electoral case,but was curiously dragged to explore the possibility of getting electoral victory through Salami.The legal team of Buhari did not build a solid case, their case profile was empty and vague.They were lost till time ran out of them, that they hurriedly dumped their appeal under the door on sunday when the registrar was enjoying his weekend. Their hope was rekindled when Salami ruled that you can dump appeal on any day. But Jonathan made his own move, salami was sacked Buhari's case began to fall like pack of card, the legal team and their witnesses became confused and began to contradict themselves.

Tundemess stop your buharic bullying here-go to lagos state

@Tundemess I will rather you confine your empty thoughts to calling on SNG to go solve the problem of doctors in lagos state. Instead of threatening people as if you are Hilter. Salami lied on oath against the chief Justice. Salami should be ashamed of himself. He knows his conscience is not clean. In the developed economies of the world, the likes of Salami will not rear their ugly lying head in public gain. Even the telephone log books is enough to kick him out. What justice are we talking about when the man lied on oath? Its only in nigeria that such crude acts take place. Then you have them use the Lagos media to bully people here. Salami had to be recalled not because he merits it. But because tinubu like buhari has a way of using the media to bully ppl with the soul of a rat. What does he want on the bench again? More of ACN money? Auta and Salami were class mates in law school. Leave the SS alone. Cause of Salami u now claim justice was not done kensarowiwa.

welcom bk justice ISA AYO SALAMI

Am happy that he is back to the fold.pple like auta n co. should be dismiss.am disappointed in justice umaru abdullahi

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