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Buhari Approves Forced Retirement Of Justice Ademola, Sack Of Federal Judge


The Oasis Reporters

February 13, 2018


Justice Adeniyi Ademola, now retired.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Honourable Justice A. F. A Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal from office of Honourable Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court following recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC).

A statement by Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s spokesman announced the development on Friday saying, “The disciplinary actions on the two Justices are in pursuance of section 292 (1) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”

The statement also added that ”Justice O.O. Tokode is also to refund all salaries and allowances earned illegally from 2nd December, 2015 when he was sworn-in as a Judge of the Federal High Court to date.

“The President urges judicial officers to be alive to their responsibilities and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties.”


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