NJC Re-instates Justice Salami
The National Judicial Council (NJC), has
recalled the suspended President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo
Salami, after a tense meeting in Abuja, yesterday.
decision to reinstate him followed yesterday’s election which favoured Justice
Salami with 10 votes while 8 members of the body voted against him.
It would be recalled that Justice Salami
was suspended by the NJC last August but a 29-member Judicial Reform Committee
set up by the CJN, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, on October 14 recommended his
A sub-committee of the panel, which
includes Justice Mamman Nasir, Justice U. Kalgo and Justice Bola Ajibola, asked
the CJN and the NJC to reinstate Salami.
The committee upheld the decisions of the
sub-committee and recommended Salami’s reinstatement.