registered political party, Young Progressive Party (YPP) has petitioned against Justice Bello Kawu of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Kubwa before the National Judicial Council (NJC) over his alleged conspiracy with some lawyers to falsify court processes and record of proceedings to produce a purported judgment the judge delivered on April 11, 2019.
the petition, signed by the National Secretary of YPP, dated March 16, 2020, the party alleged that “The act of Justice Kawu has brought odium and shame to the judiciary and we, as a matter of necessity must bring such shameful and dishonourable conduct to the attention of the NJC.”
YPP, the political party that sponsored Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Senate alleged in the petition titled, “Judicial misconduct against Justice Bello Kawu in respect of suit No. CV/3044/2018: Anani Anacletus Chuka Vs Ubah Ifeanyi Patrick and others”, that the conduct of the judge was unbecoming of a judicial officer and has brought shame and disgrace to the judiciary.
The party stated that the facts giving rise to this petition arose from a purported pre-election matter with Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/3044/2018 purportedly filed by one Anani Anacletus Chuka which was purportedly commenced on October 19, 2018, and a purported application for joinder in the same suit also purportedly filed on the 27th March 2019, by one Obinna Uzoh which was heard and granted on April 1, 2019, about 36 days after elections were held and result announced.