The National Judicial Council on Tuesday announced that retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Suleiman Galadima will replace former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami as the head of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Information of the NJC, Mr. Soji.
Justice Salami had last week turned down his appointment as the chairman of the 16-man committee.
The statement read, “The National Judicial Council under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has picked a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Hon. Justice Mr. Suleiman Galadima, CFR, as the new chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee.
“He is to replace Hon. Justice Mr. Ayo Salami (retired) who excused himself from the committee as the chairman, after initially accepting to serve.
“The committee will be inaugurated tomorrow, Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Hon. Justice Mr. Onnoghen, at the Council’s Conference Hall by 2pm.”
Justice Galadima retired as a Justice of the Supreme Court on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 on October 10, 2016.
The NJC stated that the Justice Galadima-led committee will be inaugurated on Wednesday, November 1.