A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Sebastine Hon, on Monday called on the Federal Government and the National Judicial Council to stop what he described as “inhuman and degrading treatment” meted out to judges placed on suspension on allegations of corruption but never arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction.
Hon, an author of vastly used legal books, said in a statement that the Federal Government, along with its relevant agencies, including the Department of State Service and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, should immediately arraign the affected judges or allow them to return to work.
Those in the category of judges referred to by the SAN are Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court and Justice James Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court.
Hon noted that the judges’ rights to dignity of their persons and freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment guaranteed by the Constitution and some judicial authorities were being violated by not being tried or allowed to sit.
24 April, 2017