NJC Sanctions Judge, Rules Her Out of Promotion

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has put Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, on a “Watch-list” even as she would not be considered for any elevation to the Court of Appeal or any Ad-hoc Judicial appointment till her retirement from the Bench.
The NJC headed by Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, took the decision at its meeting held on the 24th and 25th February, 2016
A statement by the Council’s Director, Information, Soji Oye, said, the decision followed the Petition written against Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, by one Victoria Ayeni alleging misconduct and injustice on her part 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.
Also, 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.
Oye said the decision of the Council on Hon. Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is with immediate effect.

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