The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has sworn in the third member of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to complete the tribunal’s bench which had carried on with only two members for years.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the CJN on Media, Mr. Awassam Bassey, on Tuesday, said that Julie Anabor was sworn in as a member of the CCT at the CJN’s conference room on Monday.
The statement read in part, “Hon. Julie Anabor was one of the 21 judges appointed by the National Judicial Council at its 86th meeting under the chairmanship of the Hon CJN held on 8th and 9th May 2018 and her swearing-in completes the membership of the Code of Conduct Tribunal comprising a Chairman and two members.
“At the ceremony which took place at the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria’s Conference Room, the Hon. CJN urged Justice Anabor to abide by the Oath of Office and do justice to all persons without affection or ill will.”
“It is your duty to defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It doesn’t matter whose ox is gored,” he added.
Urging her to be a team player, Justice Onnoghen called on Anabor to “be always persuaded by superior argument from your chairman and other member”.
He added, “However, when you feel strongly different on a point of law, feel free to disagree and write your minority opinion, because it is from there that the law itself develops. If we don’t feel that way today, we may feel so tomorrow.”
Anaborm hails from Uhumwode Local Government Area of Edo State.
She was born to Mr. Amos Edibiri Idehen and Mrs. Irene Osabuohienw on February 11, 1969.
She holds a Master of Laws in Maritime and Commercial Law of the Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, Lagos State (2006), a post-graduate Diploma in Maritime Law of the Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, Lagos (2001).
She earned her Barrister at Law, B.L qualification from the Nigeria Law School, Lagos State in 1992 after a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. degree from the Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Edo State in 1991.
Until her appointment to the CCT bench, she was a Chief Magistrate in the Lagos State judiciary.