Help the govt identify corrupt judges – ex-CJN tells Nigerians

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed on Thursday urged Nigerians to assist the government identify corrupt individuals in the judiciary.

Mohammed spoke with State House correspondents shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated Justice Walter Onnoghen as the acting CJN at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mahmud retired on Wednesday after attaining the retirement age of 70 years.

He said, “We agree, corruption is everywhere, but you see we are all Nigerians.

“In the judiciary, it is there we need the assistance of all Nigerians to help fish out those corrupt elements within us so that we could fight with vigour to deliver a clean judiciary for the nation to fight against corruption and to assist in revamping the economy for the interest of this nation in order to secure economy all over.

“This is because the judiciary has a big role to play in every aspect of our lives.”