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Buhari approves retirement, dismissal of Justices

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Babatunde Abiodun

Following recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal from office of Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, in a statement on Friday, said the the approvals followed recommendations from the NJC

He said the disciplinary actions on the two Justices are in pursuance of section 292 (1) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

Shehu said that Justice Tokode is to also refund all salaries and allowances earned illegally from 2nd December, 2015 when he was sworn-in as a Judge of the Federal High Court to date.

The President, he said, urged the judicial officers to be alive to their responsibilities and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties.

 

 


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