SAN FRANCISCO, October 31, (THEWILL) – The National Judicial Council (NJC) has replaced a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, as the head of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee.
The replacement followed last week’s resignation of Salami as the chairman of the 16-man committee as he turned in his resignation letter before a date for the Committee’s inauguration could be announced and
To this end, the NJC, in a statement by the Director of Information, Mr. Soji, stated that Salami was replaced by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Suleiman Galadima adding that the Justice Galadima-led committee would be inaugurated on Wednesday, November 1.
Apart from Justice Salami, all other members previously announced by the NJC on September 27, 2017 remained on the new list of members released by the Council on Tuesday.
“The National Judicial Council under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has picked a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Hon. Justice Mr. Suleiman Galadima, CFR, as the new chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee,” the statement read.
“He is to replace Hon. Justice Mr. Ayo Salami (retired) who excused himself from the Committee as the chairman, after initially accepting to serve.
“The Committee will be inaugurated tomorrow, Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Hon. Justice Mr. Onnoghen, at the Council’s Conference Hall by 2pm.”