Advocacy Group Alleges Compromise, Leakage of Oyo Judges’ Recruitment Exam, Petition CJN


Citizens Support for Lower Courts, an advocacy group, has petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola over alleged leakage of the entrance examination for recruitment of judges into the Oyo State Judiciary.

The examination was allegedly conducted by the National Judicial Institute (NJI) on June 20, 2022.

In a petition signed by its Convener, Mr. Adebayo Akinlade, the group alleged that the entrance exercise was “compromised,” adding that though the immediate past Chief Judge of the Oyo State Judiciary raised concerns over the alleged leakage, this did not yield any positive result.

The group urged Justice Ariwoola to jettison any recommendations from the Oyo State Judicial Service Commission relating to the recruitment exercise, adding that written examination should be scrapped for the recruitment process as it “does not play any significant role in ascertaining the experience and disposition of potential Judges.”

Read Petition below:

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