Justice Galadima Replaces Salami As C’ttee Chair - Looters’ Trial




The National Judicial Council (NJC) has picked a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Suleiman Galadima, as the new chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO).
He is to replace Justice Ayo Salami (retired), who excused himself from the committee as the chairman, after initially accepting to serve.
Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, According to a statement from the NJC, signed by Mr Soji Oye, acting director in charge of Information, the committee will be inaugurated on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen.
Justice Galadima, was born October 1946 in Nasarawa State.
He attended Government College Keffi where he obtained the West African 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.
He joined the Anambra State Judiciary as Magistrate on July 1988 and in 1990, he was appointed as Attorney General and the Commissioner for Justice, Plateau State. On May 1991, he became the High Court Judge of Plateau State.
At the creation of Nasarawa State in 1996, he was appointed as its pioneer Chief Judge of the state.
On December 9, 1998, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal and on August 2010, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
He retired on October 10, 2016, at the mandatory retirement age of 70 years. Hon. Justice Galadima is famous for his leading judgement in Shina
Oketaolegun Vs. State, SC. 334A/2012, wherein he held that the Court of Appeal correctly reviewed the evidence led by both the prosecution and the defence in which he agreed that the evidence of one credible witness can justify conviction.

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