Stella Dimoko Ten Dead, Retired Judges Appointed Among Election Petition Tribunal Members


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Monday, January 28, 2019

Ten Dead, Retired Judges Appointed Among Election Petition Tribunal Members

The group of concerned lawyers in Uyo who declined being identified faulted the list of the recently sworn in 250 tribunal members as parading over 10 names of dead and retired judges.

The new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed on Saturday, January 26 swore in 250 members of the election tribunals at the Supreme Court Complex in Abuja.

This has continued to generate heated criticism by both members of the legal community and social media users who pointed to some Nigerians who have long been dead and buried, but have posthumously made the list.

One of the lawyers, who spoke to Independent.Ng on condition of anonymity, said that up to ten judges in the list were dead.

He identified some of the late appointees to include Justice Edemekong Edemekong whose name appeared as number 58 on the list and declared that the late Justice died since 2013.

Another Justice Chukwu from Ebonyi State and number 53 on the list, who was formerly of the Federal High Court is also said to have been long dead.

The lawyer’s revelation also indicated that Justice Stephen Okon, a retired Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State and justice Okoyo Essang (number 56), a retired justice of the High Court in Akwa Ibom State, both made the list.


  1. Replies
    1. Mtcheww
      This country keeps making me angry
      Hausa people will not just do the right thing and vote this man out, they must support their own even if he is leading them into hell

  2. I guess Buhari needs spiritual monitoring from the judges to perfect his reelection.

  3. Looks like the person who is appointing the appointer has died too and ?

  4. In the land of the living, dead men appointed into positions.... only in Nigeria. God have mercy


  5. Like Jubril like his chief. Brain dead

    1. And this isn't the first time we are reading things like this. Does it mean Nigeria have no database of happenings or event?

    2. Oga because you know your suspended CJN wrote those names and this cannot be nail on Buhari, you remembered to ask the right question about database.

  6. I weep for my country. Does it mean they don't do background check? God please help this country.

  7. okoyo essang is retired na. He my bestie father.

  8. All these is to rig election. They will name the dead people and during election they will replace them with their own people.@Blessed Princess

  9. Stella see the people you dey support...

  10. Is it Buhari that appoints the judges. The president of the court of appeal does not the bubu

  11. The committee members were all already selected and to be sworn in by the suspended CJN. Why are we like this sef!!! Every erectile dysfunction is now Buhari's fault. Nonsense upon ingredients! nyem efe biko!

  12. Wow! great news. Now I know he is buhari not jubril. oh, I see dead people.


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