Thursday, 3 November 2016
NJC suspends 7 senior judges accused of corruption
The National Judicial Council, NJC, on Thursday due to mounting pressure from the public suspended seven senior judges arrested in October by the Department of Security Service, DSS, for alleged corruption.
The decision was made after the NJC’s 7th meeting held between Wednesday and Thursday. A communique issued at the end of the meeting, and signed by NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, said the decision was taken to avoid allowing persons under investigation to partake in presiding over judicial matters at the same time.
The names of the affected judges are: Justice Sylvester Ngwuta – Supreme court Judge; Justice Inyang Okoro – Supreme Court Judge; Justice Mohammed Tsamiya –Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division; Justice Kabiru Auta – Kano State High Court; Justice Adeniyi Ademola – Federal High Court, Abuja; Justice I. A. Umezulike – Former Chief Judge of Enugu state and Muazu Pindiga – Federal High Court, Gombe Division.