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Justice Ademola Asks NJC to Allow Him to Resume Sitting

A judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola who was recently discharged of corruption charges has written to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Justice Walter Onnoghen, asking that he be allowed to return to work.

A source at the NJC informed THISDAY that the letter to the CJN, titled, ‘Re: Request for the Suspension of indicted Judicial Officers,’ was routed through the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta recently.

The source said the CJN was yet to take a decision on the letter, but may be waiting for a meeting of the NJC where it will be tabled for the council’s consideration.

Justice Ademola was one of seven judges whose residences were raided and subsequently arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) last October for alleged corruption.

The judges, save for Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, were then arraigned by the federal government on various corruption charges.

However, before their arraignment, the NJC, bowing to public pressure, had asked Justice Ademola and two other judges to stop presiding over cases until they had been cleared of the corruption allegations.

ThisDay, May 15, 2017


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  • yanju omotodun

    Sure, as long he has been discharged and acquitted, then he should resume ruling immediately

    • seyi jelili

      So you think it will be that easy to resume ruling just like that, capital noo, he will have to wait for a very long time probably a year to see if another fresh case won’t come up against him.

  • Balarabe musa

    The man is going to end up in jail, no doubt about that. He is extremely corrupt.

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      …and if he doesn’t end up in jail, will you lock him up by force? Don tell tag him corrupt until the court says so, okay?

    • Joy Madu

      Yes and should not be pity

  • Anita Kingsley

    Since he’s been vindicated of the corruption charges, he should be allowed resume duties. Keeping him at home will keep rubbishing the image of the judiciary

    • Agbor Chris

      This is not going to rubbish the judiciary in any way, the for Ademola to have been linked to corruption, it shows he’s dubious. Let him remain at home while others learn how to distance themsel From corruption