Misconduct: NJC Recommends Sack Of Two Judges, Warns Others
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory
retirement of Justice Gladys Olotu and Justice Ufot Inyang over alleged
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
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
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)