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Alleged Malpractice: NJC Suspends Two Judges


The Nationwide Judicial Council has suspended two judges, the Appearing President of Customary Court docket of Attraction in Imo State, Justice Francis Abosi and Justice Aliyu Liman of the Bauchi State Excessive Court docket.

This was disclosed in an announcement signed by the Director of Info of the Council, Soji Oye, on Friday

In response to the assertion, the choice to sack the judges was taken throughout its 91st assembly held on-line on April 22, 2020, and it’s anticipated to take impact instantly.

The assertion additional defined that Justice Francis Chukwuma Abosi, was really useful for obligatory retirement following the falsification of his date of delivery from 1950 to 1958, having found that he was speculated to have retired in November 2015 when he attained the necessary retirement age of 65 years.

The council additionally made a advice to Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State to deduct the salaries he had earned from November 2015 up to now from his retirement profit.

Alternatively, Justice Aliyu Liman of the Bauchi State Excessive Court docket was additionally really useful to the state governor, Bala Mohammed for obligatory retirement, pursuant to the findings by the Council over his failure to ship judgement in a go well with between Abubakar Isa and Sheik Tahir Bauchi inside the three-month interval stipulated by the 1999 Structure, having held onto the stated judgement for nearly 4 years.

In the meantime, the council additionally constituted a 10-man committee to provide you with pressing, sensible and strategic measures to be put in place with a purpose to be sure that courts proceed to operate regardless of the lockdown and the COVID-19 challenges.

The members are Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Justice John Tsoho, Justice Benedict Kanyip, Justice Ishaq Bello, Justice Kashim Zannah, Justice Oyebola Ojo, Paul Usoro, Abubakar Mahmoud, Damian Dodo, and Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour as Chairman.

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