Choose Abdulkareem Babatunde Abdulrasaq of the Superior Court docket of Osun State and Grand Kadi of Yobe State Grand Kadi Shu’aibu A. Talba have been advisable for retirement with speedy impact by the Nationwide Judicial Council (NJC).
Exercising its disciplinary powers beneath the Structure, NJC suspended the 2 judicial officers pending approval of the necessary retirement advice by the governors of the respective states.
The Council took the choice at its 93rd digital assembly on December 16, 2020, throughout which it rejected 18 petitions towards 14 judges and in addition advisable the appointment of 69 extra.
NJC spokesman Soji Oye, who made this public in an announcement yesterday, mentioned the assembly additionally advisable the promotion of 70 council officers.
Talba, in accordance with the assertion, “was advisable for obligatory retirement after an investigation right into a petition towards him by a sure Malam Zakar Adamu, president of the Justice Motion in Nigeria, claiming that His Excellency has falsified his age on two events, or that’s, from February 1, 1955 to August 27, 1955 and in a while December 30, 1959.
“The findings revealed that he ought to have retired on February 1, 2020 on account of his declared delivery date of February 1, 1955.
“The council, after deliberation, determined to advocate His Lordship’s obligatory retirement to Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni.
“As well as, the Council requested the Yobe State Authorities to deduct all salaries obtained by Her Lordship from February 1, 2020 to the date of her bonus, and to ahead it to the Nationwide Judicial Council which pays the salaries of all Federation Judicial Officers. ”
NJC advisable Abdulrasaq’s obligatory retirement after contemplating a petition written towards him by Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) and located advantage in his declare, Choose Abdulrasaq “falsified his delivery date from September 3, 1955 to September 3, 1957 .
“The Council subsequently advisable His Lordship’s obligatory retirement to Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun with impact from Three September 2020. It additionally requested the State Authorities of Osun to deduct His Lordship’s bonus; wages obtained by him as of September 3, 2020, and despatched to the Nationwide Council of Justice. “
These towards which the petitions have been dismissed embody: Judges Simon A. Amobeda, Taiwo O. Taiwo, Nnamdi Dimgba and RO Dugbo Oghoghorie (of the Supreme Court docket); TO Uloho and Michael N. Obi (from the Delta State Superior Court docket) and GM Onyeabo (from the Lagos State Superior Court docket).
Others are: Judges AI Iyayi-Lamikanra (Chief Choose, Rivers State), AU Kingsley-Chuku and Justice JN Ukpugwnum (of the River Superior Court docket), FB Andetur (Chief Choose, Taraba State), Consolation C. Ani (State of Enugu Superior Court docket), MA Pindiga (Superior Court docket of the State of Gombe) and MM Umar (Superior Court docket of the State of Kebbi).
The assertion went additional: “Likewise, the Council thought of the Interview Committee Report and advisable the appointment of 69 judicial officers as Heads of Court docket, Judges of the Superior Court docket of the states, Kadis of the States / FCT Sharia Courts of Enchantment and Judges of the customary Courts of attraction.
“In one other improvement, the Board additionally obtained and authorised the Report from its Appointments, Promotion and Self-discipline Committee, which advisable the promotion of 70 NJC staff.
“Retirement notifications from 12 court docket officers and dying notifications from three federal and state court docket judges have been additionally obtained and famous by the council.”