Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ademola retires

Ademola controversial high court judge suddenly retires

The Judge was said to have transmitted his letter of resignation to the National Judicial Council (NJC) late Wednesday evening after attending to several civil and criminal cases in his court for that day.

Senior judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola has retired from the federal judicial service in controversial circumstances.

As at the time of filling this report, official reason or reasons for his retirement were unavailable.

Justice Ademola, who has a number of judgments, including that of the Boko Haram suspects charged by the Federal Government, has up to March 2018 to stay on the Bench of the Federal High Court.

Justice Qaudri rejected the request that the trial be returned to Justice Ademola, a decision Ademola and Agi appealed.


However, NJC, in the appeal it filed alongside three members of its investigative panel- Justice Umar Abdullahi (retd), Justice Babatunde Adejumo and Mrs. Rakiya Ibrahim - raised 10 grounds it urged the appellate court to consider and set aside the verdict.

"The application is highly meritorious and is hereby allowed, and in the circumstance, order of the Chief Judge transferring case can not stand and is hereby set aside and ordered to be re-assigned to Justice Ademola for continuation of trial before him", Justice Elechi said.

Lamido is being tried along with his sons - Aminu and Mustapha; Wada Abubakar, Bamaina Holdings Ltd, Bamaina Company Nigeria Ltd, Bamaina Aluminium Limted and Speeds Intl Ltd, on 43-count charge of money laundering.

Titled, "Letter of voluntary retirement", the letter read, "I hereby voluntarily retire from the bench of the Federal High Court with effect from December 6, 2017".

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