A lawyer, John Oloyede has described the recent suspension of Justice Yakubu Talba by the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) as “a middle line option” insisting that what the judiciary needs now is a complete overhaul.
While speaking on Channels Television’s Breakfast Show Sunrise Daily, Mr Oloyede said the real rational of the NJC suspending a judge for 12 months and telling him to come back is a bit confusing, he said in the justice system there is nothing like a middle line option its either the judge is good or his bad.
He added that “if the NJC could find reasons to suspend him for 12 months they could as well tell him to go forever”
Oloyede said that in justice a judge must have credibility because people putting their disputes before a judge believes a judge can solve it, he called the suspension an act of indictment.
He also added that “the moment NJC starts taking the actions of an Appellate court then Nigeria is doomed.”