The National Judicial Council (NJC) under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has picked a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Suleiman Galadima, as the new chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee.
He is to replace Ayo Salami, the retired president of the Court of Appeal who stood down from the committee as the chairman, after initially accepting to serve.
The committee will be inaugurated Wednesday by Mr. Onnoghen, at the Council’s Conference Hall by 2pm, a statement by Soyi Oje, director of information of the NJC, said.
Mr. Galadima was born in October 1946 in Nasarawa State. He attended Government College Keffi where he obtained the West Africa 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 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.