Buhari Approves Retirement Of Justice Ademola, Dismissal Of Tokode

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Justice A. F. A Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja and the dismissal from office of Justice O.O Tokode of the Federal High Court, Benin.

This was made known in a statement released on Friday by Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu.

The statement read, “Following recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Honourable Justice A. F. A Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal from office of Honourable Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court.

“The disciplinary actions on the two Justices are in pursuance of section 292 (1) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“Justice O.O. Tokode is also to refund all salaries and allowances earned illegally from December 2, 2015, when he was sworn-in as a Judge of the Federal High Court to date.

“The President urges judicial officers to be alive to their responsibilities and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties.”

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