NJC sus­pends, rec­om­mends 2 judges for sack

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ade­lanwa Bamg­boye

The Na­tional Ju­di­cial Coun­cil ( NJC ) has rec­om­mended the com­pul­sory re­tire­ment of two High Court judgesJus­tice Mo­hammed Nasiru Yunusa of the Fed­eral High Court, La­gos Di­vi­sion and Jus­tice Olamide Fo­la­hanmi Oloyede of the High Court in Osun State.

NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that the de­ci­sion was taken un­der the chair­man­ship of the Chief Jus­tice of Nige­ria (CJN) Jus­tice Mah­mud Mo­hammed at its 77th meet­ing held Fri­day, July 15, 2016.

Jus­tice Mo­hammed Nasiru Yunusa was rec­om­mended for com­pul­sory re­tire­ment fol­low­ing the find­ings by the coun­cil based on al­le­ga­tions con­tained in pe­ti­tions writ­ten against him by the Civil So­ci­ety Net­work Against Cor­rup­tion.

The NJC also rec­om­mended Jus­tice Olamide Fo­la­hanmi Oloyede of the High Court of Jus­tice, Osun State for com­pul­sory re­tire­ment se­quel to the find­ings of its com­mit­tee based on al­le­ga­tions lev­elled against her by the Osun Civil So­ci­eties Coali­tion.

The NJC also said the judge failed to con­duct her­self in such a man­ner as to pre­serve the dig­nity of her of­fice, im­par­tial­ity and in­de­pen­dence of the ju­di­ciary when she wrote a pe­ti­tion against the Osun State gov­er­nor and his deputy to mem­bers of the State House of Assem­bly and cir­cu­lated same to 36 per­sons/or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The pe­ti­tion was said to con­tain po­lit­i­cal state­ments, un­sub­stan­ti­ated al­le­ga­tions and ac­cu­sa­tions aimed at de­rid­ing, de­mean­ing and un­der­min­ing the gov­ern­ment of Osun State, the per­son and char­ac­ter of the gov­er­nor, his deputy and aides.

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