The National Judicial Council has dismissed a petition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court.
The NJC , headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, said the EFCC’ s petition against the judge lacked merit.
The anti – graft agency had alleged that Justice Taiwo tied its hands from doing its job through the grant of an ex parte application. It sought the NJC ’ s disciplinary action against the judge.
But in a May 11, 2020 letter by its Secretary, Ahmed Saleh, the NJC said after considering the EFCC’ s petition and Justice Taiwo ’ s response , it could not find any substance in the allegation of infraction levelled against the judge by the EFCC.
“ The Council noted that all the steps taken by the learned trial judge in handling the cases were in accord with the laws and procedure legally available.
“ Consequently , Council dismissed the petition for lack of merit. You are therefore advised to appeal against the ruling if you wish , please, ” the NJC ’ s letter to the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu , read in part.