The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed has re-emphasized the commitment of the judiciary in the fight against corruption, saying that courts will never be pushed into delivering partial justice in the name of fighting the scourge. Justice Mohammed stated this in Abuja at a seminar titled, the remit of criminal courts and the role of legal practitioners in relation to corruption cases.
This event is one of series of programmes being organized by the Rule of Law Development Foundation to review the current fight against corruption in Nigeria. Represented by a justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the CJN warned that in the fight against corrupt practices that any attempt to influence proceedings will be resisted by courts.
He further harped on the need for parties in any legal suit to obey courts orders, insisting that the nation’s democracy will be stronger when court’s pronouncement is respected.