Buhari approves compulsory retirement of Justice Ademola, dismissal of Justice Tokode

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 followed the recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC).

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 December 2 2015 when he was sworn-in as a Judge of the Federal High Court to date.

The President urged judicial officers to be alive to their responsibilities and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties.

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