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Nigeria’s CJ Warns Judges Against Frivolous Remand Orders

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed has warned judges against issuing frivolous remand orders to remand suspects in prison custody.

The chief justice says such frivolous remand orders are major factors in the growing congestion in Nigeria’s prisons.

Justice Mohammed issued the fresh warning in Abuja, at the 2022 induction course for the newly appointed magistrates and other lower courts’ judges.

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The prison congestion, according to the chief justice, is becoming a national embarrassment.

He also says that friovolous remand order is delaying justice and breeding self help by aggrieved plaintiffs.

Henceforth, the chief justice ordered the state chief judges to always submit the returns of cases they handled quarterly to the judicial commission for their assessment.

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