RE: BODY OF BENCHERS PROBE NJC SCRIBE OVER N800M PAYMENT
The attention of the Body of Benchers has been drawn to an online publication by the CITY LAWYER alleging that the Body of Benchers is investigating the Secretary of the National Judicial Council, Ahmed Gambo Saleh, Esq on payments made to a Contractor.
Consequently, I am directed to make necessary clarification to the effect that at no point did the Body of Benchers cause an investigation to be carried out against the Secretary of the National Judicial Council as reported. Indeed the Body of Benchers does not have the jurisdiction to carry out such an investigation.
Furthermore, the statement to the effect that the Body of Benchers will, at its meeting slated for 29th September 2022 discuss the report of a Committee on the subject is unfounded and incorrect.
Daniel M. Tela
Secretary, Body of Benchers