NJC overrules Justices Ademola, retires him, Tokode for judicial misconduct


……gives serious warning to four Judges, place another on watch-list

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA – The National Judicial Council, NJC, on Thursday, said it had at the end of its 84th Meeting in Abuja, sacked Justices Adeniyi Ademola and O. O. Tokode from the Federal High Court Bench.

Justice Ademola

The Council, which is headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, said it found the two Judges guilty of engaging in acts of judicial misconduct.

Justice Ademola who was among eight superior court judges that were arrested after a “sting operation” the Department of State Service, DSS, conducted in October last year, had attempted to outsmart the NJC by voluntarily resigning from the bench late Wednesday night.

He swiftly leaked his resignation letter dated December 6 to the press around 12 midnight on Wednesday.

However, the NJC, in a statement that…

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