The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has called on the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, and the Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Dije Aboki, because their courts issued conflicting orders.

CJN Approves Chief Judges' Summons as NJC Launches Probe into Conflicting Orders in Kano Emirship Dispute
CJN Approves Chief Judges’ Summons as NJC Launches Probe into Conflicting Orders in Kano Emirship Dispute

These conflicting orders have created confusion about who is in charge in the Kano Emirate. The CJN stepped in to sort things out and prevent more problems Stated by the report.

The Kano State High Court supported the 16th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. While the Federal High Court supported the dethroned 15th Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero.

After the CJN decided to call the two Chief Judges. The National Judicial Council (NJC) scheduled an emergency meeting for next week. Both judges will be invited and investigated thoroughly.

The Director of Information at the National Judicial Council (NJC), Soji Oye, announced this in a statement.

He said that both chief judges are scheduled to meet with the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) today, May 30, 2024.

He said, “Sequel to the conflicting judgements emanating from the Federal High Court, and Kano State High Court of Justice on the chieftaincy matter in Kano State, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman. National Judicial Council, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, GCON, has summoned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court. Justice John Tsoho, and Chief Judge of Kano State High Court. Justice Dije Aboki for an emergency meeting in his chambers tomorrow Thursday May 30, 2024.

The meeting which is a prelude to whole scale investigation by the National Judicial Council is to enable the CJN have a proper briefing on this very disturbing development by the two respective Chief Judges.

“NJC will conduct an emergency meeting next week, where the subject judges are likely to be invited and subjected to serious investigations.”

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