NJC recalls Justices Ademola, Okoro, others to resume duties June 7

NJC recalls Justices Ademola, Okoro, others to resume duties June 7. Justice Adeniyi Ademola of an Abuja Federal High Court has been recalled by the National Judicial Council, NJC. NJC had suspended Ademola following charges of corruption brought against him by the Federal Government.

According the Nation newspaper, The judges were probed for alleged  corruption by the Department of State Service (DSS).

NJC recalls Justices Ademola, Okoro, others to resume duties June 7

NJC recalls Justices Ademola, Okoro, others to resume duties June 7

They were subsequently suspended based on the  request of the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

The NJC, in a statement issued on Saturday by its Director of Information, Soji Oye, directed heads of the affected judges’ courts to ensure they resume work next Wednesday.

The affected judges include Justice Adeniyi Ademola (Federal High Court), Justice John Okoro (Supreme Court), Justice Hydiazira A. Nganjiwa (Federal High Court), Justice Musa H. Kurya (Federal High Court), Justice Agbadu James Fishim (National Industrial Court of Nigeria) and Justice Uwani Abba Aji (Court of Appeal).

The statement said the Council took the decision to recall the judges at the end of its 82nd meeting held between May 31 and June 1.

According to the statement, NJC issued warnings to some other judges and dismissed petitions against 12 others. purge out of corruptions allegations NJC recalls Justices Ademola, Okoro, others to resume duties June 7

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