The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed, has finally broken his
silence on the arrest of seven judges last week ,calling it “deeply
Supreme Court in Abuja, Mr. Mohammed urged Nigerians to pray for the
“It is indeed very saddening and deeply regrettable, the distressing and
unfortunate incident which occurred on Friday 7 October and Saturday 8
“Furthermore, I must express my sincere appreciation to the executive of
the Nigerian Bar Association ably led by the President, Abubakar
Mahmoud and indeed all members of the legal profession for their prompt
action and continued support,” he saidhe said.
He also announced an emergency meeting of the National Judicial
Council, “which will take place tomorrow, will comprehensively look into
the Supreme Court, Namdi Dimgba and Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High
Court, Abuja; Kabiru Auta, from Kano; Muazu Pindiga in Gombe, and a
former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Innocent Umezulike.