- No fewer than 18 judges who were recently elevated to the Court of Appeal were inaugurated at a ceremony in Abuja
- Justice Adebukola Banjoko was among the judges whose elevation to the Court of Appeal was approved
- Banjoko was responsible for sentencing and convicting former governor, Joshua Dariye of Plateau state and Jolly Nyame of Taraba state
Abuja - The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, on Monday, June 28, swore in Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory to the office of Justice of the Court of Appeal.
The full list of new justices indicates that 11 of the 18 judges are from the northern region while the remaining seven are from the southern region.
Drama as Christian judge takes oath in Allah’s name
Earlier, there was a mild drama at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday, June 28, while the CJN was swearing in new judges.
One of the new appointees, Justice Olasunbo Goodluck, who happens to be a Christian, took her oath in the name of Allah but was immediately corrected by the CJN.
Kano appoints new Sharia court judges
The development was disclosed by the spokesman of the state's judiciary, Baba Jibo-Ibrahim, on Thursday.
Jibo-Ibrahim in a statement noted that the approval of the appointments was based on the performances of the judges in an aptitude test as well as an interview conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).