Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Monday, warned judges to stop giving conflicting orders.
Muhammad gave the warning during a six and a half-hour meeting he held with six chief judges in Abuja on Monday.
The CJN had invited the judges over conflicting ex-parte orders.
NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, in a statement, said the meeting which began at 11am did not end until 5:30pm.
Oye stated that the Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory also attended the meeting.
According to the statement, the CJN first had a separate interaction with the Chief Judges of the FCT, Abuja, and then the CJs of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Jigawa, Anambra, and Imo.
It read, “Each of the CJs present was separately quizzed personally by the CJN for over an hour before he later read the riot act in a joint session with all of them.
“A damage to one jurisdiction is a damage to all. We must, therefore, put an end to indiscriminate granting of ex parte orders, conflicting judgements or rulings occasioned by forum-shopping.
“Your job as Heads of Court is a sacred one, and it, therefore, includes you vicariously taking the sins of others. There must be an end to this nonsense.
“You shall henceforth take absolute charge in assigning cases or matters, especially political, personally. We shall make an example with three judges and never shall we condone such act.”
Already, the three judges who granted conflicting ex parte orders have been summoned by the NJC.
Although they were not identified, the NJC spokesman said they had been queried and asked to show cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against them.