NJC sanctions Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, puts her on watch-list

NJC sanctions Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, puts her on watch-list
March 03 06:37 2016

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Wednesday announced that it has sanctioned Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the federal High Court for “misconduct and alleged injustice.”

The NJC, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, also placed Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia on its “watch-list” for the next four years and barred her from being elevated to the Court of Appeal or any higher judicial body until her retirement.

Acting Director of Information at the NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, said in a statement that the council took the decision at its meetings on February 24 and 25, and it is with immediate effect.

According to the statement, the council’s decision was sequel to the petition by Victoria Ayeni alleging misconduct and injustice on the part of Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia for failing to deliver judgment in Suit No FHC/AB/CS/31/2011, a Pre-Election matter between Victoria A. A. Ayeni and Olusola Sonuga and two Others.

The judge was also alleged to have adjourned the pre-election matter repeatedly until the termination of the life span of the Ogun State House of Assembly.