According to the THISDAY newspaper, seven judges have been appointed by Justice Ibrahim Auta, Chief judge of the Federal High Court to oversee the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), debt recovery case.
Further investigations revealed that two of the judges are presently sitting in the Abuja section of the court while five are within the Lagos section. Prior to reports that the judges appointment is connected to the inability of AMCON to confront its debtors, the appointment of the judges is totally based on constitutional rights, in compliance with Section 53 of the AMCON Act.
The section reads thus: “The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court may designate any judge of the Federal High Court to hear matters for the recovery of debts owed the corporation or an eligible institution and other matters arising from the provision of this Act to the exclusion of any other matter for such period as may be determined by the chief judge.”
The seven judges are listed as follows: Justices Ibrahim Buba, John Tsoho, Mohammed Idris, Okon Abang, Chukwujekwu Aneke, Elvis Chukwu and Ramat Mohammed.