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NJC Recalls Suspended Judges



Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen (10/11/16) 8363/10/11/2016/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recalled seven judges who were suspended in November 2016 after a raid on their homes by the Department of State Services (DSS).

In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the council’s Director of Information, Soji Oye said the council recalled Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, Justice Uwani John of the Court of Appeal, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, Justice Hydiazira Nganjiwa and Justice Musa Kurya of the Federal High Court.

Justice Agbadu Fishim of National Industrial Court of Nigeria also benefited from the council’s decision.

Three of the affected judges were charged to court, but only Ademola’s case was concluded in which he was discharged and acquitted.

Oye said the decisions were taken at the NJC’s 82nd meeting held on May 31 and June 1 presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.



    June 4, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    The use of Police officers (DSS) to Intimidate, and harass judges and members of their households has no place in our democracy period. Nigeria should always follow the rule of law no matter what. What happens to all the evidence members of the bloody DSS collected crudely from the houses of these judges? In my own opinion. None of these judges will be convicted as charged.

  2. Tee

    June 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Who let the dog out????????? I have to lol up those words in the dictionary ‘intimidate’ harass’ and ‘democracy’ excluding ‘integrity’.

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