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NJC recalls suspended justice

The Nigerian National Judicial Council (NJC) has recalled a suspended judge, Justice Inyang Okoro of the country’s Supreme Court.

Justice Okoro was suspended alongside  seven other justices in November 2016.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the council’s Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye said the council also recalled Justice Uwani John of the Court of Appeal, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, Justice Hydiazira Nganjiwa and Justice Musa Kurya of the Federal High Court.

Okoro and seven other judges were suspended after a raid on their homes by the State Security Service.

Justice Agbadu Fishim of National Industrial Court of Nigeria also benefited from the council’s decision.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that three of the affected judges were charged to court, but only Ademola’s case was conclude in which he was discharged and acquitted.

Oye said the decisions were taken at the NJC’s 82nd meeting held on May 31 and June 1presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.(NAN)

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