NJC SANCTIONS JUDGE OVER MISCONDUCT

A federal high court judge, Justice Ruth Odili-Ajumogobia, has been sanctioned by the national judicial council for official misconduct.

The judicial council said the decision to sanction the judge was taken at its meeting held between February 24 and 25, following petitions filed against the judge.

The judicial council said the judge would be on its watch list for the next four years, and would not be considered for elevation to the court of appeal.

Also, justice Odili-Ajumogobia will not be included in any ad-hoc judicial appointment until her retirement.

The judicial council said her February 24 and 25 meeting considered allegations against the judge, including misconduct, and an act of injustice.

She was accused of failing to deliver judgement in a pre-election case until the expiration of the tenure of official whose participation in the election was being challenged.

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