NJC suspends, recommends 2 judges for sack
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.