Monday, 5 June 2017
Six Nigerian Judges Recall After Being Suspended by NJC
The National Judicial Council has recalled a Six of its Judges that were accused of involve in receiving bribes.
The Judges include Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, ohn Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, Uwani Aji of the Court of Appeal; Hydiazira Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court; Musa H. Kurya of the Federal High Court; and Agbadu James Fishim of National Industrial Court of Nigeria.
who was suspended alongside seven other judges following allegations of corruption brought against them by the federal government.
In a statement Saturday, the council said Mr. Ademola was recalled alongside five other judges.
Mr. Ademola and seven other judges were suspended in November 2016 after a raid on their homes by the State Security Service.
Three of the affected judges were charged to court, but only Mr. Ademola's case has so far been concluded. The judge was acquitted of corruption charges.
They are to resume duties June 7.
After deliberation, Council noted that out of the Judicial Officers directed to recuse themselves from performing their official duties, only three have been charged to Court. They are- Hon. Justice N. S. Ngwuta, CFR, of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Hon. Justice A. F. A. Ademola of the Federal High Court; and Hon. Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court.