Abuja - The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmood Mohammed, has banned politicians from coming to his residence or office, Nation reports.
His security detail from the Department of State Service (DSS) and police orderly will henceforth be part of any interaction with Politically Exposed Lawyers seeking audience with him.
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The CJN has since refused to accede to requests for courtesy calls by governors and legislators with outstanding petitions against them at election tribunals or with court cases generally
The CJN put these measures in place following subtle moves by some petitioners to drag the Judiciary into politics, it was learnt.
The CJN and justices of the Supreme Court were reportedly touched by the row generated by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike’s visit to the CJN’s office in Abuja.
- News 24