NJC recommends the appointment of 69 Judicial Officers, obligatory retirement of two, dismisses petitions towards 18 others
The Nationwide Judicial Council at its 93rd Assembly of 16 December 2020 held nearly has really helpful the obligatory retirement of Hon. Grand Kadi, Shu’aibu A. Talba, the Grand Kadi of Yobe State and Hon. Justice Abdulkareem Babatunde Abdulrasaq of Osun State Excessive Court docket with rapid impact.
Hon. Grand Kadi Shu’aibu Talba was really helpful for obligatory retirement following an investigation right into a petition towards him written by one Malam Zakar Adamu, Chairman, Motion for Justice in Nigeria, alleging that His Lordship falsified his age on two events, i.e. from 1st February, 1955 to twenty seventh August, 1955 and later to thirtieth December, 1959.
Findings revealed that he was speculated to have retired on 1st February, 2020 by advantage of his declared date of delivery of 1st February 1955.
Council, after deliberation, determined to suggest His Lordship’s obligatory retirement to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State. Moreover, Council requested the Authorities of Yobe State to deduct all salaries acquired by His Lordship from 1st February, 2020 until date, from his gratuity, and remit identical to the Nationwide Judicial Council that pays salaries of all Judicial Officers within the Federation.
HON. JUSTICE ABDUL-KAREEM BABATUNDE ABDULRASAQ
Council additionally thought of a petition by Chief Yomi Alliyu, SAN, and located advantage in his allegation towards Hon. Justice Abdul-Kareem Babatunde Abdulrasaq that His Lordship falsified his date of delivery from third September, 1955 to third September, 1957.
Council, subsequently, really helpful His Lordship’s obligatory retirement to Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State with impact from third September, 2020. It additionally requested the Osun State Authorities to deduct from His Lordship gratuity, salaries acquired by him from third September, 2020, and remit identical to the Nationwide Judicial Council.
In the meantime, within the train of its disciplinary powers underneath the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, the Nationwide Judicial Council has suspended Hon. Grand Kadi Talba and Hon. Justice Abdul-Kareem Babatunde Abdulrasaq from workplace pending the approval of the advice of their obligatory retirements by their respective Governors.
REPORT OF PRELIMINARY COMPLAINTS ASSESSMENT COMMITTEES
Council additionally thought of the Experiences of its two Preliminary Complaints Evaluation Committees and agreed with the suggestions to dismiss Eighteen (18) petitions towards the next fourteen (14) Judicial Officers:
Federal Excessive Court docket
Hon. Justice Simon A. Amobeda,
Hon. Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo,
Hon. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba
Hon. Justice R. O. Dugbo Oghoghorie
Delta State Excessive Court docket
Hon. Justice T. O. Uloho
Hon. Justice Michael N. Obi
Lagos State Excessive Court docket
Hon. Justice G. M. Onyeabo
Rivers State Excessive Court docket
Hon. Justice A. I. Iyayi-Lamikanra, Chief Decide, Rivers State
Hon. Justice A. U. Kingsley-Chuku
Hon. Justice J. N. Ukpugwnum
Taraba State Excessive Court docket
Hon. Justice F. B. Andetur, Chief Decide, Taraba State
Enugu State Excessive Court docket
Hon. Justice Consolation C. Ani
Gombe State Excessive Court docket
Hon. Justice M. A. Pindiga
Kebbi State Excessive Court docket
Hon. Justice M. M. Umar
Equally, Council thought of the Report of the Interview Committee and really helpful the appointment of Sixty-nine (69) Judicial Officers as Heads of Court docket, Judges of Excessive Court docket of States, Kadis of States/FCT Sharia Courts of Attraction and Judges of the Customary Courts of Attraction.
In one other improvement, Council additionally acquired and accepted the Report of its Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Self-discipline which really helpful the promotion of Seventy (70) Members of Workers of the Nationwide Judicial Council.
NOTIFICATIONS OF DEATH AND RETIREMENT OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS
The notifications of retirement of 12 Judicial Officers and notifications of demise of three (3) Judges of Federal and State Courts had been additionally acquired and famous by Council.
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