Sunday, September 11, 2011

Corruption: NJC investigates S-Court justice

9 September 2011

ABUJA—A fresh scandal is now rocking the judicial arm of government in the country, with the National Judicial Council, NJC, set to probe a Supreme Court Justice over his alleged participation in election rigging in Delta State.

The apex court Justice is under investigation following an allegation that he compelled a Returning Officer in Delta State, (names withheld), to influence the result of the House of Assembly election in Burutu Constituency II of the state, with a view to ensuring that his blood relation, who was a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, emerged as the winner.

His probe was sequel to a petition dated August 26, 2011, which was filed before the NJC by a group under the aegis of the Niger Delta Restoration Forum, NDRF.

Panel set up to probe allegation

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