Discipline in Judiciary: President Buhari approves compulsory retirement Justice Ademola, dismissal of Tokode

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Justices Tokode and Ademola.

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.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday.

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

By interpretation, the disciplinary actions to Justice O.O. Tokode mean that he is 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.

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