Jonathan Approves Compulsory Retirement Of Two Indicted Judges

lawyer wigFollowing their indictment by National Judicial Commission (NJC) of gross misconduct, President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the compulsory retirement of Justices Gladys Olotu of the Federal High Court and. U.A Inyang of FCT High Court. NJC had recommended to the president, that the two indicted judges be dismissed. However, Jonathan acceded to the recommendation, and therefore approved compulsory retirement for the duo. Confirming the approval, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke while briefing State House correspondents Tuesday, said their compulsory retirement took effect on Monday. It would be recalled that the two judges were last Wednesday suspended for gross misconduct by the National Judicial Council. The Council, presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Maryam Aloma-Mukhtar, had forwarded a recommendation for their compulsory retirement to the President. Adoke said that the President approved the compulsory retirement of the judges based on the NJC recommendation. He said the compulsory retirement took effect on Monday.

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