CJN swears in New Ondo court of appeal Judge, 16 Others, cautions them on unwarranted gifts

Written by on June 29, 2021

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has cautioned judges to avoid unmerited gifts and tempting favours that could make them betray their oath of office. 

Justice Muhammad urged them to always be committed to the oath they subscribed to and be guided by their conscience, the Constitution and the law in determining cases. 

The CJN spoke on Monday while swearing-in 18 newly appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal, among whom Justice Adebukola Banjoko (from Ogun State), whose conviction of two ex-governors Joshua Dariye and Reverend Jolly Nyame of Plateau and Taraba states) was upheld up to the Supreme Court.

Justice Muhammad noted that this was the first time such number of Justices would be inaugurated at the same time in view of the increasing number of cases in court.

Here are the new justices of the Court of Appeal:

1. Mohammed Danjuma (Niger State), 

2. Muhammad Sirajo (Plateau), 

3. Abdul-Azeez Waziri (Adamawa), 

4. Yusuf Bashir (Taraba), 

5. Usman Musale (Yobe), 

6. Ibrahim Jauro (Yobe), 

7. Abba Mohammed (Kano State), 

8. Bature Gafai (Katsina), 

9. Danlami Senchi (Kebbi), 

10. Mohammed Abubakar (Sokoto). 

11. Hassan Sule (Zamfara), 

12. Kenneth Amadi (Imo), 

13. Peter Affen (Bayelsa), 

14. Sybil Gbagi (Delta), 

15. Olasunbo Goodluck (Lagos), 

16. Adebukola Banjoko (Ogun), 

17. Olabode Adegbehingbe (Ondo), and 

18. Bola Ademola (Ondo).

Credit: Africanhub

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