Alleged age falsification: 2 judges recommended for sack, 69 for appointment

Alleged age falsification: 2 judges recommended for sack, 69 for appointment

- Two judges from Yobe and Osun states have been suspended and recommended for sacking over alleged age falsification

- The sacking of the two judges was recommended by the NJC during its virtual conference, with 69 others also recommended for appointment

- Meanwhile, 18 petitions against 14 judges including Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo of Abuja court have also been dismissed by the council

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The National Judicial Council (NJC) has on Wednesday, December 16, suspended and recommended to two state governors the compulsory retirement of two judges.

NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, on Sunday, December 20, announced the development in a statement, saying the recommendation for the sack of the judges was due to age falsification.

Oye said the decision was reached during the virtually held 93rd meeting of the council in line with its disciplinary powers as entrenched in the constitution of the country.

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Alleged age falsification: 2 judges recommended for sack, 69 for appointment
NJC has recommended the sack of 2 judges over alleged age falsification. Credit: Vanguard
Source: UGC

The NJC spokesman gave the name of the judges as Justice Abdulkareem Babatunde Abdulrasaq of the Osun state high court and Shu’aibu A. Talba, the grand Kadi of Yobe state.

According to him, the council also rejected 18 petitions against 14 judges. The appointment of 69 judges was also recommended as the council approved the promotion of 70 of its workers, The Nation reports.

Oye gave the names of the judges whose petition against was rejected as.

  • Simon A. Amobeda
  • Taiwo O. Taiwo,
  • Nnamdi Dimgba
  • R. O. Dugbo Oghoghorie
  • G. M. Onyeabo (of the Lagos State High Court).
  • A. I. Iyayi-Lamikanra (Chief Judge, Rivers State),
  • A. U. Kingsley-Chuku
  • Justice J. N. Ukpugwnum (of the River state High court)
  • F. B. Andetur (Chief Judge, Taraba state)
  • Comfort C. Ani (Enugu state high court)
  • M. A. Pindiga (Gombe state high court)
  • M. M. Umar (Kebbi state high court).

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Meanwhile, the Lagos police command on Wednesday, November 11, disclosed that it has given a marching order to 10 of its top personnel.

Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos police commissioner, made this disclosure in a statement by the state's police public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.

Adejobi further clarified that the officers were dismissed for professional misconduct such as murder, discreditable conduct, excessive use of power, corruption among others.

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