BREAKING: NJC Hammer Falls On Two Judges




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Supreme Court Complex, Abuja
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Supreme Court Complex, Abuja

The National Judicial Council, NJC, rose from its two-day meeting on Friday, sanctioning two Judges.

The council headed by the Acting Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, recommended the dismissal of Justice Ugbo Ononogbo of the Abia State High Court of Justice.

In the same vein, the NJC recommended the compulsory retirement from office of Justice Nasir Gummi of Zamfara State High Court of Justice with immediate effect.

A statement by NJC Acting Director of Information, Soji Oye, reads “The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Acting Chief Justice Walter S. N. Onnoghen, CFR, at its 80th Meeting which was held on 14th and 15th December, 2016 recommended the dismissal of Hon. Justice Ugbo Ononogbo of the Abia State High Court of Justice and the compulsory retirement from office of Hon. Justice Nasir Gummi of Zamfara State High Court of Justice with immediate effect.

“Hon. Justice Ugbo Ononogbo, Abia State High Court, was recommended for dismissal to the Governor of Abia State, Pursuant to the findings by the Council on the following allegations inter-alia contained in a petition written against His Lordship by Mr. Urum Udensi Ifegwu.

“Hon. Justice Umar Nasir Gunmi was recommended for compulsory retirement from office to His Excellency, Hon. (Dr) Abdul Aziz Yari Abubakar, Governor of Zamfara State sequel to the findings of Council following allegations against His Lordship.”

It was the first NJC meeting to be presided over by Justice Walter Onnoghen, since his appointment as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.




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