Reps seek immunity for Supreme Court justices, others

A bill seeking to grant immunity to Supreme Court justices and some other judges passed second reading at the House of Representatives on Thursday, 23rd July.

 

The sponsor of the bill, Igariwey Enwo, said it sought to alter Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to restrict legal proceedings against the justices.

Reps seek immunity for Supreme Court justices, others
Reps seek immunity for Supreme Court justices, others

He said the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, as well as Justices of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, would be covered by the amendment to enjoy immunity.

 

Enwo said the bill sought to protect the integrity and independence of the aforementioned judges.

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