The National Judicial Council (NJC) failed to make public its position on the arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed had promised on Monday the the issue of the arrest would be addressed comprehensively at the NJC meeting scheduled for the next day.
He had said: “It is indeed very saddening and deeply regrettable, the distressing and unfortunate incident, which occurred on Friday, 7th October and Saturday 8th October, 2016.
“However, I must ask all Nigerians to remain calm and prayerful, as an emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) will take place tomorrow, will comprehensively look into the matter,”
The NJC, which commenced its meeting on Tuesday, could not conclude on most issues discussed, which were eventually concluded today (Wednesday).
It was learnt that the council ended its meeting today, but has decided to make public its position on the judges’ issue, among others tomorrow.
An insider told The Nation that the meeting ended with many agreeing that its position should be made public.
“We ended the meeting today after exhaustively considering the unfortunate incident involving some of our judges. Members strongly condemned it.
“We also agreed on the successor to the outgoing CJN, and have resolved to allow the tradition remain.
“It was generally agreed that the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court should succeed my lord, Justice Mohammed, who is scheduled to quit the bench on November 10,” a source told The Nation