The National Judicial Council (NJC) has rejected the retirement letter of Justice Adeniyi Ademola and instead decided to relieve him of his position as a judge of the Federal High Court.
Justice Ademola had earlier submitted his resignation letter to the council voluntarily.
PMNEWS gathered that the NJC rejected his resignation letter because it had decided to sack him for judicial misconduct.
In a statement signed by Mr. Soji Oye, the Director of Information at NJC on Thursday, the council stated that it had recommended both Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Segun Tokode of the Federal High Court for compulsory retirement for judicial misconduct.
Oye stated that the Council at its meeting on Wednesday recommended the two judges to President Muhammadu Buhari for compulsory retirement.
”The NJC, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, sanctioned Justice Ademola after finding the allegations contained in a petition sent against him by eight persons under the name of ‘Committee of Anambra State PDP House of Representatives Members-Elect’.
“The public is hereby informed to disregard news circulating on some news media that Hon. Mr. Justice Ademola has voluntarily retired.
“The purported voluntary retirement is clearly an afterthought as Council had taken action before his decision to forward any voluntary retirement letter.”