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NJC sacks Ademola, rejects resignation letter

NJC sacks Ademola, rejects resignation letter

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Thursday rejected the resignation letter by Justice Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court Abuja.

In a statement made available to newsmen by Soji Oye, spokesman of NJC, The NJC said Ademola action was an after thought saying Ademola was already recommended for compulsory retirement.

Ademola was one of the judges whose home was raided by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in October 2016.

“The public is hereby informed to disregard news circulating on some news media that Hon. Mr. Justice Ademola has voluntarily retired. The purported voluntary retirement is clearly an afterthought as Council had taken action before his decision to forward any voluntary retirement letter,” the statement read.

“The National Judicial Council, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, at its 84th Meeting which was held on December 6, 2017, recommended the compulsory retirement from office of Justice A. F. A. Ademola and Justice O. O. Tokode both of the Federal High Court for misconduct.

“Mr. Ademola who had forwarded his notice of retirement on 10th October, 2017 to the Council against 9th April, 2018, when he will attain the mandatory retirement age of 65 years was recommended for compulsory retirement from office to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, pursuant to the findings by the Council on the allegation contained in the petition written against His Lordship by a group of 8 persons under the name of Committee of Anambra State PDP House of Representatives Members-Elect.”

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