President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday 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 Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said this followed recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC).
He said the disciplinary actions on the two Justices were in pursuance of section 292 (1) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
According to Shehu, “Justice O.O. Tokode is also to refund all salaries and allowances earned illegally from 2nd December, 2015 when he was sworn-in as a Judge of the Federal High Court to date.”
He said the president urged judicial officers to be alive to their responsibilities and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties.