The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has said there would be grave consequences for disobeying court orders

Muhammad made this known on Friday in Abuja while speaking at the launching of the 9th House of Representatives’ legislative agenda.

Represented by John Tosho, chief judge of the federal high court, the CJN said the judiciary will continue to operate without fear or favour.


He also said judges will carry out their functions to the letter, adding that the national assembly has “a good and dependable ally in the Nigerian judiciary”.

Muhammad said: “I will like to assure you that as you embark on this important voyage of national rebirth and re-invigoration through effective, people-oriented legislation, the Judiciary is solidly behind you.”

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“We will on our part, as usual, vigorously pursue the observance of the rule of law by all citizens. There is no sacred cow anywhere, as no one is above the law, no matter his or her position in society.

“Justice must be served without fear or favour. Every law of the land must be obeyed. Let me assure everyone present here that the consequences of disobeying lawful court orders will be too grave to bear.

“We all should gird our loins to do our constitutionally assigned duties with due diligence so that Nigeria can be the pride of everyone.”

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