- Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, says no nation that wants to progress would allow disobedience to court orders
- The judicial officer assured Nigerians that the third arm of the government will always be on the side of the people
- Justice Mohammed made the statements as he received an honourary doctorate degree in law at Nile University, Abuja
Nigeria's number judiciary official, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, has faulted the disobedience to court orders.
The Nation reports that CJN Tanko frowned at refusal to obey court orders in any quarter, noting that no society that wants to progress would allow such to stand.
Mohammed said this on Saturday, October 26, during the seventh convocation ceremony of Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja where he was given an honorary doctorate degree in law.
Justice Mohammed, who assured that the judiciary will always be on the side of the people, kicked heavily against dishonouring court judgments.
He said: “Needless to say that the disobedience of lawful court orders is antithetical to a nation’s growth and progress.”
The legal luminary’s words came just as Nigerians continue to express worries over the alleged refusal of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to obey some court judgments.
An aide to the president, Ajuri Ngelale, recently explained the government’s part in the matter in an exclusive appearance on Legit.ng's Political Arena on Thursday, October 3.
Ajuri, a senior special assistant to President Buhari on public affairs, gave reasons why the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and Omoyele Sowore, were still in detention despite being granted bail.
Exclusive: Why Dasuki, El-Zakzaky are still detained despite court orders – Buhari’s aide - on Legit TV