National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up a panel to investigate three judges over allegations of reckless exercise of discretion in issuing conflicting ex-parte orders in political cases.
Also, letters of invitation have been dispatched to the chief judges of courts where the affected judges serve, LEADERSHIP learnt last night.
The affected judges are expected to appear before the panel next week.
A source at NJC told our correspondent that, ‘’It is not in the tradition to disclose the identity of judicial officers during investigation.
“In fact, the rules prohibit a petitioner from making public a petition against any judge. So, it would be wrong for the NJC to identify the three judges.
“As it is with the usual tradition of the NJC, at the conclusion of the investigation, the panel will submit its report to the council for consideration, following which a final decision would be made.
“It is at that point that a formal report would be issued, identifying the affected judges and disclosing the council’s decision,” the source said.
The three judges were recommended for further probe after the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and some other leaders of the judiciary met last week, with seven heads of courts.