Njc Hammers Justice Ofili-ajumogobia, Puts Her On “watch-list”
BEVERLY HILLS, March 02, (THEWILL) – The National Judicial Council, under the Chairmanship of Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, GCON, at its Meeting which was held on the 24th and 25th February, 2016 decided to warn Hon. Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and also put her on the “Watch-List” of the Council for the next four years. The Judge will also not be considered for any elevation to the Court of Appeal or any Ad-hoc Judicial appointment till her retirement from the Bench.
A statement by the NJC's Ag. Director, Information, Soji Oye, Esq. said, the decision was sequel to the Petition written against her by one Victoria Ayeni alleging misconduct and injustice on the part of Hon. Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia for failing to deliver judgment in Suit No FHC/AB/CS/31/2011, a Pre-Election matter between Victoria A. A. Ayeni and Olusola Sonuga and 2 Ors.
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia
She was also alleged to have adjourned the Pre-Election matter severally until the termination of the life span of the Ogun State House of Assembly.
The decision of the Council on Hon. Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is with immediate effect, the statement added.
THEWILL recalls that Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was the judge that discharged and acquitted former Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode of corruption and money laundering charges in a controversial ruling.