Buhari Approves Justice Ademola’s Compulsory Retirement, Tokode’s Dismissal
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court. The President also approved the dismissal from office of Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, explained in a statement that the approvals followed recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC). “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),” the statement said.
Justice Tokode has also been directed to refund all salaries and allowances he allegedly earned illegally from December 2, 2015, when he was sworn-in as a judge of the Federal High Court to date. President Buhari further asked judicial officers to be alive to their responsibilities and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties.
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