The National Judicial Council has appointed a retired president of the Court of Appeal, Ayo Salami, to head a committee to monitor corruption cases in Nigerian court.

Mr. Salami was controversially removed from the judiciary by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Soji Oye, the NJC said Mr. Salami will head a 15-member committee for the task.

“The Committee’s primary functions include; Regular monitoring and evaluation of proceedings at designated courts for financial and economic crimes nationwide; Advising the Chief Justice of Nigeria on how to eliminate delay in the trial of alleged corruption cases; Giving feedback to the Council on progress of cases in the designated courts, conduct background checks on judges selected for the designated courts; and Evaluating the performance of the designated courts,” Mr. Oye said.

Members of the committee are:

A Hon. Justice Isa Ayo Salami, OFR Chairman
B Hon. Justice Kashim Zannah (OFR),


Chief Judge, Borno State
C Hon. Justice P.O. Nnadi,


Chief Judge, Imo State
D Hon. Justice Marsahal Umukoro,


Chief Judge Delta State


E Hon. Justice M. L. Abimbola,


Chief Judge, Oyo State


F Mr. A.B Mahmoud OON, SAN, President, Nigerian Bar Association,


G Chief Wole Olanipekun OFR SAN, Former NBA President
H Mr. Olisa Agbakoba OON SAN,
I Mr. J.B Daudu SAN,


J Mr. Augustine Alegeh SAN,


K Dr. Garba Tetengi SAN,


Member, NJC
L Mrs. R.I Inga


M Representative, Non-Governmental Organisations
N Representative, Ministry of Justice
O Representative, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
P Secretary NJC, Gambo Saleh Secretary, NJC



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