NJC Forcibly Retires Chief Judge Over Corruption Allegation


The National Judicial Council (NJC) has, compulsory retired the Enugu Chief Judge Innocent Azubike Umezulike. Mr. Umezulike, the highest ranking justice for Enugu State, has been embroiled in numerous controversies related to alleged  corrupt and fraudulent activity.

Mr. Umezulike was earlier accused of forging legal judgments for personal gain, accepting N10 million in bribes, and ordered the unlawful arrest of petitioners against him by the Commissioner of Police.

Sources revealed that during the  NJC, they evaluated outstanding petitions and cases involving corruption by officials in the Nigerian justice system.

The outcome of the NJC meeting was to discipline many officials including Mr. Umezulike.

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