Buhari Sacks Justice Tokode, Orders Refund of Salaries Since 2015 …Approves Justice Ademola’s Retirement

Tokode (left) and Adeniyi, sent packing unceremoniously

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A Judge was sacked today and another was asked to go on compulsory retirement.

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the disciplinary actions, following recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC).

According to a statement from the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, Buhari approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal from office of Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court.

The statement says, “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 2nd December, 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.”