Thursday, 19 November 2015

Buhari sacks Federal High Court Judge

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved the sack of the justice after the National Judicial Council 
( NJC), found him guilty of judicial misconduct.

The National Judicial Council, (NJC), in a statement it Abuja, said it has directed Justice Lambo Akanbi of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to proceed on compulsory retirement with immediate effect.

The NJC said it had at the meeting, considered various allegations that were levelled against Justice Akanbi by Shell Petroleum Company Nigeria Limited and recommended his sack to the President.

According to the Council, the allegation against the judge was that he “unilaterally appointed Mr. Emeka Nkwo of CYN-JAC (NIG) Ltd, who was not proposed by any of the parties as referee or valuer in Suit Nos FHC/PH/CS/434/2012 and FHC/PH/CS/435/2012.

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