Judge In Kano Governorship Appeal Faces NJC Sanction Over Clerical Error

The National Judicial Commission (NJC) has initiated disciplinary action against Justice Moore Aseimo Abraham Adumein of the Court of Appeal for a typographical error in the controversial Kano State governorship appeal judgment. 
Despite acknowledging the error as a clerical mistake, the judge is set to face consequences.
The NJC, known for its transparency, investigates judicial infractions, and justices found guilty can face suspension or dismissal.
“Many Nigerians who are talking about the judgement have not read it.  The error in the judgment was a clerical error but I am not making excuses for him; he is going to answer for it because ignorance is no excuse in law, he will take responsibility for It.
“The error in that judgement occurred from the clerk who worked on it. The judge did not read the conclusion of the judgment after it was worked on by the secretary. The judge and the secretary who worked on it have to face the consequences,” he insisted.
The source highlighted the judiciary’s commitment to accountability, emphasizing that erring judicial officers are named and shamed, showcasing transparency compared to other government arms.
The source said, “About 98 percent of petitions against justices are frivolous but the ones they find merit in, are investigated and the judges are either suspended or dismissed.
” The NJC pays the salaries of all the judges in the federation and that is why we are able to discipline them when they are found guilty. NJC is like a court to the justices because both the complainant and the judge are represented by a lawyer, where all the issues are argued.
“After listening to them, they will either dismiss the petition or sanction the judge, depending on the argument put forward. Most of the cases against the judges at the NJC are supposed to go to the Appeal Court.
“It is only the judiciary that names and shames its own, other arms of government don’t do that. The judiciary is more transparent than other arms of government,” he declared.
Ada Peter

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