The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters has said it will not invite the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, for questioning over the allegations against him by 14 justices of the Supreme Court.
The clerk of the committee, Fatima Jiddum, told Saturday PUNCH in an exclusive interview on Friday that instead, the committee would pay a visit to the Supreme Court soon.
She said, “The mandate given to the committee is to look into the issue and not to investigate it. So, the committee will look into it but it will not invite the CJN. We are not probing in the real sense of it; just to find out what the issue was.”
Jiddum added, “We are going to visit the Supreme Court in order to hear from them. When we visit, we will find out from them what exactly happened to forestall future recurrence.
“We are yet to fix a date but once we do, we will invite the media so that they will be aware that we carried out our mandate.”
The PUNCH had reported that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, mandated the committee led by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele to probe the allegations levelled against the ex-CJN.