Misconduct: NJC Recommends Sack Of Two Judges, Warns Others

Source: pointblanknews.com

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory

retirement of Justice Gladys Olotu and Justice Ufot Inyang over alleged

gross misconduct.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Soji Oye, NJC Acting

Director of Information, and issued on Thursday in Abuja.

The NJC said that the decision to recommend the retirement of Olotu of the

Federal High Court, and Inyang of the FCT High court was taken at the

Council's meeting of Feb 26.
It said that the judges were recommended to President Goodluck Jonathan

for compulsory retirement from office pursuant to the outcome of the

Council's findings.
He said that the findings were necessitated by petitions on allegations of

gross misconduct levelled against them.
“The National Judicial Council has in the exercise of its disciplinary

powers under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as

amended, suspended the two judges from office with immediate effect,'' the

statement said.
According to the statement, three other judges were issued with warning

letters by the NJC on account of declining productivity.

They are Justice Dalhatu Adamu, Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal,

Kaduna Division, Justice A.A Adeleye of the Ekiti High Court, and Justice

D.O. Amaechina of Anambra High Court.
“The Council also issued warning letters to Justice Dalhatu Adamu, CFR,

Presiding Justice of Court of Appeal, Kaduna Division.

“It also issued similar letters to Justice A. A. Adeleye of High Court of

Justice, Ekiti, and Justice D. O. Amaechina of High Court of Justice,

Anambra,'' the NJC said in the statement. (NAN)