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The #Nigerian judiciary is often said to be "The last hope of the Common (Wo)Man". It's a venue for deliberative decision making & authoritative statement of the standards that govern us all. The quality of decisions coming from there in recent times is now cause for concern....
4 recent decisions illustrate a worrying pattern of perverse reasoning from #Nigerian courts & tribunals. In Jan 2019, the Code of Conduct Tribunal, a body controlled by the executive arm, issued an ex-parte order to suspend the Chief Justice of #Nigeria
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A lot of attention is rightly paid to the seriousness of charges against Chief Justice #Onnoghen. But precisely because of that, they deserved dispassionate due process. Now, few ppl will accord them serious weight because of the deep deficiency of process
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I just finished reading the judgment of the Abuja High Court in the trial & conviction of IG Wala for criminal defamation & incitement. The word "perverse" is reserved for these kinds of judgments & proceedings. This is not about Mr. Wala & what anyone may or may not think of him
It's impossible to describe in words how terribly awful the judgment of the Abuja High Court in the case & conviction of #IGWala is. So, let me try & illustrate in a few lines the problems with the judgment & why no one, not evn those who dislike him as a vocation shd crow abt it
There were 4 counts against #IGWala, for criminal intimidation; managing unlawful society; public incitement; & criminal defamation. The prosecution laid no evidence to prove the count of criminal intimation, so the judge threw it out. That left 3 counts.
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