NJC directs most senior judge to act as Rivers CJ




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National Judicial Council (NJC) directed most senior judges Rivers High and Customary of Appeal to oversee assigning to judges.
This is contained a statement signed by Mr Soji Oye, Acting Director of Information, NJC’s , .
statement stated that senior judges would also perform related administrative duties.
It said the NJC took the decision at its 67th meeting held May 27 during which it deliberated the non- of a substantive or acting Chief for the .
The statement noted concern the attendant consequences of this development   administration of .
It stated that NJC took the decision to correct the impression created on NJC’s decision on the of the Rivers chief .
“Suffice it to say that the abhors a vacuum, therefore, where there is a vacuum, the fill it,’’ it stated.
It would be recalled that NJC had on March 27 suspended Peter Agumagu, as the Chief of Rivers who was sworn-in by Gov. Rotimi Amaechi on March 18.
Agumagu, until his as chief judge, which NJC said breached Section 271 of the 1999 , was a former President, Rivers Customary of Appeal.
Meanwhile, Agumagu has challenged his suspension  and the suit is before an Federal High . (NAN)