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How FG, govs shield indicted judges from sanctions, prosecution

NO fewer than six judges, kicked out of office in 2016 and another one since 2011, have escaped full sanctions due to the failure of the Presidency, the police and some state governors to implement key recommendations of the National Judicial Council against the affected judicial officers, The PUNCH has learnt.

The PUNCH’s findings revealed that the judges, who were either compulsorily retired or dismissed, have yet to be visited with the full weight of the NJC’s recommendations.

The NJC, in its response to a letter dated June 28, 2017, by The PUNCH, requesting information on the status of the implementation of the recommended sanctions against the affected judges, confirmed that the executive arm of government, at both the federal and state levels, failed to act on the recommendations.

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