‘Do not take our silence for weaknesses,’ CJN to Ari

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, on Tuesday, warned influential Nigerians against disparaging the judiciary or the Rule of Law.

Ariwoola stated this at the Conference of Attorneys General, held in Abuja.

Represented by his colleague, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Ariwoola said, “I wish to let whoever cares to listen know that nobody no matter his or her position in society should mistake our golden silence for weakness or vulnerability.

“The judiciary under my watch will not sit by the sidelines to watch the temple of justice and ministers of justice being flagrantly chastised and whipped into silence.

“No one in this country is permitted under any guise to take the law into his or her hands simply because he or she has the guns to wield.”

The CJN equally urged justices of court to be fair.

He added, “Oppression and suppression of perceived enemies must not have a bearing on your conduct.

“Judicial officers must not suffer intimidation and chastisement and chief justices must not go cap-in-hand to beg for funds to run their courts.”

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
%d bloggers like this: