CJN tests positive for COVID-19

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) being treated for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Justice Ibrahim Saulawa of the Supreme Court disclosed this at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Recall that the CJN was on Monday represented by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour at the inauguration of the 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN).

At the event, as reported by The Herald, the CJN’s representative warned against the rising cases of flouting of valid court orders in the country.

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The CJN said that obedience to lawful court orders has no alternative in any society.

“We must respect and observe all the tenets of an enduring democracy. Nigeria is not a lawless society and no one, irrespective of his or her status, should turn it to one.

“Most times, some persons, who by sheer stroke of providence find themselves in positions of authority, flagrantly disobey lawful court orders, and even boast about it.

“Such acts will henceforth no be condoned. In fact, they will be met with severe consequences and we must therefore extinguish such raging fire before it consumes us all”.

According to him, “the Correctional Centres are not there for decoration, such literally incorrigible and obstinate elements in our midst must be tutored in those centres to deter the several others eagerly waiting in the to embark on such inglorious expedition.

“The court will not only bark but will bite harder and deeper too.”

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