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NJC Recommends Sack Of Two Judges For Misconduct

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The National Judicial Council, NJC, has recommended two judges for sack after finding them guilty of misconduct.

The two Justices, Ugbo Ononogbo of Abia High Court and Nasir Gummi of Zamfara High Court, were recommended for dismissal and retirement respectively for acts that constitute misconduct contrary to Sections 294 (1) and (6) of the 1999 Constitution.

Spokesman of the NJC, Soji Oye, announced the decision on Friday, adding that it was a resolution taken at the end of the NJC’s 80th meeting which held between December 14 and 15.

According to Oye, Justice Onongbo was recommended to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State for dismissal and criminal investigation for compromising the judgments in Suit No: HOH/25/2013; Mrs Nnenna Enweliku and 4 Ors Vs Udensi Dike Udensi and 2 Others.

Justice Gummi on the other hand was recommended to Governor Abdulaziz Yari for compulsory retirement for failing to deliver judgement in Suit No: ZMS/GS/13/2013; Chiroma Vs Forte Oil Plc, almost twenty- three months after the final address by all Counsel in the Suit, contrary to the Constitutional Provisions that Judgements should be delivered within a period of 90 days.

The NJC is currently headed by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen.

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