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Saturday, 25 April 2020

NJC SUSPENDS TWO JUDGES FOR FALSIFYING AGE, FAILURE TO DELIVER JUDGEMENT


By Agencies - April 24, 2020

The National Judicial Council on Friday recommended two High Court judges for compulsory retirement for age falsification and failure to deliver judgment for four years.


The council, in a statement by the NJC’s Director of Information, Mr. Soji Oye, said the judges, Justice Francis Abosi, who is the Acting President, Imo State Customary Court of Appeal, and Justice Aliyu Musa Liman of Bauchi State High Court, had been placed on immediate suspension pending when the NJC’s recommendations would be approved by the respective state governors.


Oye said these were part of the resolutions reached at the 91st meeting of the council held online on Wednesday and Thursday.


The NJC meeting was presided by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the chairman of the council, Justice Tanko Muhammad.


Oye said the council recommended the Acting President, Customary Court of Appeal, Imo State, Justice Abosi, for compulsory retirement for falsifying his date of birth from 1950 to 1958.


The council asked Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State to de deduct the salaries he had earned for about the eight years period from November 2015 when he ought to have legitimately retired, to date from his retirement benefit.


He statement stated, “Findings showed that he was supposed to have retired in November 2015 when he clocked the mandatory retirement age of 65 years.

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