NJC Recommends Sack Of Adamawa Judge, Probes Seven Others

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The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the sack of an Adamawa State High Court Judge, Hon. Mr Justice Michael Goji.

The council made the recommendation during its 86th Meeting, held between May 8 and 9 after its findings on the allegations of misconduct levelled against the judge.

The Adamawa State Judicial State Commission had conducted an investigation on the conduct of Hon. Mr Goji, following the directive of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen after receiving the complaint from the State Chief Judge.

Asides the recommendation for compulsory retirement, the Council also directed that he should refund all salaries received by him from July, 2017 till date.

Furthermore, committees have been set up to investigate seven other Judges of Federal and State courts.

Meanwhile, the Council recommended 21 Judges for appointment as Chief Judges, Grand Kadi, High Court Judges, Sharia Court Kadis, President, Customary Court of Appeal, and 1 Member, Code of Conduct Tribunal.

On the other hand, it also received the report of the Performance Evaluation Committee of Judicial Officers of Superior Courts of Record in the Federation on 16 Judges invited by the Committee to explain their low performance in the last two to four quarters in the year 2017.

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