By Ngozi Onyeakusi
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the dismissal from office of Justice R. N. Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court and Justice James T. Agbadu-Fishi of the National Industrial Court.
The decision was taken at the council’s 87th meeting held on October 3 under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen.

A statement issued by the NJC Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye, said Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari, for dismissal from office pursuant to the findings by the council on the allegations of misconduct contained in a petition by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, alleging that:

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is a Director/Chief Executive Officer and sole signatory to Nigel and Colive Company contrary to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers; several personalities, individuals, government officials and business partners lodged funds into various accounts belonging to the judge; and there was an ex-parte communication between the judge and Mr. Godwin Oblah, SAN, during the pendency