Femi Falana, It’s a Mockery of Rule of Law If a High Court Judge Ignores the Judgement of the S’court

Femi Falana, It's a Mockery of Rule of Law If a High Court Judge Ignores the Judgement of the S'courtFemi Falana, a well-known attorney, has issued a warning: it is a mockery of the legal system for lower courts to ignore rulings from the Supreme Court. Falana emphasized in an Arise TV interview that the integrity of the legal system and the hierarchy of courts are compromised when high court judges disregard or overturn decisions made by the Supreme Court.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He highlighted the specific issue of Federal High Courts assuming jurisdiction over human rights matters related to traditional leadership deposition or reinstatement, despite Supreme Court precedents. Falana stressed the importance of judicial hierarchy and adherence to Supreme Court decisions to maintain the rule of law and prevent chaos in the legal system.

According to him, “It’s a mockery of the rule of law if a high court judge decides to ignore or overrule the judgement of the Supreme ourt. So that is the bottom line of the whole confusion. It is whether the Federal High Court has jurisdiction to determine human rights matters arising from the deposition or reinstatement of a traditional matter.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>