Judiciary crisis: NASS begs media to soft pedal on reportage

The Senate has pleaded with the media to soft pedal in reporting the crisis in the judiciary, promising that all bad eggs would soon be flushed out.

The chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator  David Umaru, made the appeal during the award/gala night to mark the end of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Niger State Council’s Press week in Minna.

According to him, “We are facing serious challenges now in the country as it relates to the judiciary. I will plead with the media to be moderate in the way they report the event because the judiciary is a very important arm of government and we need to do everything to see that the institution is actually protected and strengthened.

“We have agreed that the fight against corruption must go on and all the bad eggs be got rid of. But while we do that, we must try to protect the integrity of the judiciary,” he stated.

It will be recalled that the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice  Mahmud Mohammed, had said that all judges involved in corruption allegations will be investigated.