Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed, has sworn in the 18 judges who were recently elevated to the Court of Appeal.
Justice Tanko asked the judges to conduct their affairs within the ambit of the law and the oath of office administered on them.
He reminded them that all eyes were on them and that they should avoid temptations, as their integrity was key.
The CJN stated that there is nothing that is done in secret that will not see the light of day.
He stated that the judges must give a good conduct of themselves, be fair and just, to justify their elevation to the position of Court of Appeal judges
“Many high profile cases will definitely come to you on appeal,” the Chief Judge said. “They may likely come in company of some juicy, irresistible temptations, but I am making it bold and clear that you must flee from such disguised danger.
“Your reputation and integrity must match and count enormously in your rise to honour and fame in life.
“Keep your head above the murky waters of corruption, so that you can conveniently be counted among the very best in the Nigerian judiciary.”