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.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the President’s approval followed recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The statement reads: “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,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has commenced the process of ensuring that persons, judges and justices recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment into various courts of record in the instant are fit and proper, and are not under any disability to function as judicial officers.