Convid-19: Federal High Court appoints judges to handle cases across 6 geo-political zones



John Tsoho, Chief Judge, Federal High Court of Nigeria, named three justices to handle cases at designated judicial divisions across the six geo-political zones as the country battles the covid-19 pandemic.

 Tsoho, according to the Easter Vacation Roster made available by Oby Nwandu, the Information Officer of the court, said Justices Nkeonye Maha, Muslim Hassan and H.I.. Oshomah were chosen to serve for the duration. 

“Further to the earlier notice of the Federal High Court Easter Vacation and consequent upon the  occasioned by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) with accompanying continuous restriction of both vehicular and human movements as ordered  by both the Federal and State Governments, the Easter Vacation Roster been amended.  

“Thus the underlisted been chosen to serve at the designated judicial divisions, across the six (6) geo-political zones of Nigeria: Abuja Judicial Division, Hon N.E. Maha; Lagos Judicial  Division,Hon   Muslim Hassan and Port-Harcourt Judicial Division, Hon H.I.. Oshomah,” Tsoho said.

The Chief of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad had, on March 23, directed courts in the country to sittings following the pandemic nature of civid-19, except in matters that are urgent, essential or time-bound according to the country’ extant laws. (NAN)