The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, says the judiciary has been put on trial due to recent court decisions, especially those related to elections.
Justice Tsoho made this statement in Abuja during a special session of the court marking its new legal year and its Golden Jubilee Anniversary.
He emphasized the need for judges to protect the independence and sanctity of the judiciary, considering the current public opinion of the judiciary.
Justice Tsoho also mentioned that the Court will enter the new legal year with over 140,000 cases but expressed confidence in addressing them promptly alongside his fellow judges.
“In the past legal year, 15,025 cases were filed, and 12,870 were resolved. With an additional 2,155 cases carried over from the previous year, the total pending cases amount to 144,910.“
He also mentioned that the court now has 38 judicial divisions and 95 judges, reflecting substantial growth and its significant role within the Nigerian judiciary’s hierarchy.
FRCN Abuja/Adetutu Adetule