Federal High Court Chief Judge John Tsoho goes into self-isolation after COVID-19 scare

John Tsoho, the Chief Judge (CJ) of The Federal High Court of Nigeria has gone into self-isolation following a confirmed case of Coronavirus among his aides. 

Tsoho asked some key staff in his office to do same, pending the results of screening tests conducted on him, members of his immediate family and close aides.

A statement released by the court’s Acting Information Officer, Catherine Oby Nwandu on Friday July 17 read; 

 “The Honorable, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice John T. Tsoho has gone on self-isolation and ordered some key staff in his office to do same, pending the results of screening tests done for the Chief Judge, members of his immediate family and close aids, following a confirmed case of COVID -19 among his official aids.

“The Federal High Court recognizes that health and safety are paramount in the sphere of justice delivery.


“The court is thus following medical protocols and all precautionary measures for the COVID – 19 prescribed by global and national health authorities.

“His lordship has further encouraged strict compliance with the precautionary medical protocols issued by national and international health authorities to curb the spread of COVID 19.

“He urged the staff of the court to go about their lawful duties, while ensuring that they are well protected. The Chief Judge is deeply moved by the prayers and well wishes of colleagues, staff, extended family and friends and appreciates them for keeping faith at this moment. ”

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