A United States of America based group, Justice For All Nations (JFAN)
has described the reinstatement of the suspended President Court of
Appeal (PCA), Justice Isa Ayo Salami as a bad omen for the judiciary
in Nigeria, saying; “it is obvious that truth does not count in
Nigeria and the country is gradually moving towards a situation where
the people will revolt against the judiciary by dis-obeying court
pronouncements.”

The group expressed fear that Nigeria was drifting towards a state of
anarchy because when a society lacks access to justice and perverts
the truth, such society is digging its own grave.

JFAN said in a statement issued today by its Coordinator, Dr. Dada
Popoola that it was saddening that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN),
Justice Dahiru Musdapher, whose evidence nailed Justice Salami before
the National Judicial Council (NJC) Probe Panel, could champion his
(Salami) reinstatement.

JFAN said; “It is sad that it was the same Justice Dahiru Musdapher,
who told the NJC Probe Panel on oath that Justice Salami lied on oath
against the former CJN, Justice Allysius Katsina Alu, was the one at
the forefront of the struggle for the reinstatement of the suspended
PCA.

“The implication of this is that; the evidence Justice Musdapher gave
at the NJC Probe Panel was not true, and that he (Musdapher) actually
lied on oath against Justice Salami. This further implies that;
Nigeria now has a liar as its CJN, which is sad!”

While also berating the NJC for over-reaching the court by
deliberating on the Justice Salami’s matter despite the pendency of
four cases, including the one instituted by Salami himself, JFAN said;
“What the NJC members, including the CJN did simply amounts to telling
Nigerians that pendency of suits on a matter no longer have effect,
and that the courts can go to hell!”

“Those judges, who sat at the NJC meeting in which Justice Salami’s
matter was discussed in spite of the pending cases have simply
destroyed the res on the pending suits.

“We then begin to wonder what the decision of those judges would be if
contempt proceeding is brought before them against someone, who takes
action(s) that destroy the res on a case that is pending before their
courts.”