The National Judicial Commission (NJC) has reportedly set up an investigation committee to look into alleged misconduct by Federal High Court Justice Mohammed Yunusa. The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has accused Mr. Yunusa of judicial abuse, misconduct, and of compromising the integrity of his cases.
SaharaReporters learned that the NJC, during a June 2nd meeting, authorized an investigative committee to look into Mr. Yunusa’s conduct. This development followed a petition sent to the Chief Justice of Nigeria Mahmud Mohammed by CSNAC.
The next committee meeting, according to sources speaking to SaharaReporters, is scheduled for 10am on June 27th and June 28th at the NJC Building of the Supreme Court Complex in Abuja.
“In fact, the Chairman of CSNAC has been invited to come and testify before the committee on the scheduled dates,” the source disclosed.
They added that the Chairman “is also directed to come along with all supporting and necessary documents, witnesses, and counsel, if there is any.”
It will be recalled that CSNAC sent a petition dated March 16th, 2016 to Justice Mohammed requesting that the NJC investigate various arbitrary injections granted allegedly granted by Mr. Yunusa.
CSNAC also claimed that some rulings allegedly delivered by Mr. Yunusa were suspicious since the Supreme Court has held that granting of perpetual injunctions against law enforcement agencies is a violation of constitutional provisions.
Mr. Yunusa allegedly granted the petitioners perpetual injunctions preventing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from performing his statutory duties.
The cases cited in the CSNAC petition included Senator Stella Odua v AG Federation, EFCC, ICPC and IGP with suit number FHC/L/CS/1342/15; Dr. Martins Oluwafemi Thomas v EFCC in suit number FHC/L/CS/1445/15 among others.