By Vivian Okejeme
The National Judicial Council(NJC), yesterday, announced Justice Suleiman Galadima, a retired Supreme Court Justice, head of Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee, following Justice Ayo Salami’s withdrawal.
The statement signed by the Director of Information of the NJC, Mr. Soji, said that the Galadima-led 16-man committee would be inaugurated today.
Justice Salami had reportedly turned in his resignation letter before a date for the committee’s inauguration could be announced.
The statement contained list of other members announced by the NJC on September 27, 2017.
According to the statement, “The committee will be inaugurated today by the CJN, Hon. Justice Mr. Onnoghen, at the council’s conference hall by 2pm.”
Justice Galadima retired as a Justice of the Supreme Court on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 on October 10, 2016.
Galadima was born in October 1946 in Nasarawa state. He attended Government College Keffi where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1965 before he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law in 1977 and was called to the Bar after he graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 1978.
He later received a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Jos in 1985