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NJC sacks Osun judge, rejects Adeleke’s request to suspend CJ

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
08 December 2023   |   3:43 am
The National Judicial Council on Thursday recommended the compulsory retirement of Osun State High Court judge, Justice S. O. Falola.

Osun State governor Ademola Adeleke

The National Judicial Council on Thursday recommended the compulsory retirement of Osun State High Court judge, Justice S. O. Falola. He was found guilty of granting a Garnishee Order Absolute against Polaris Bank for the sum of N283,174,000.00 in a questionable manner.

Also, the council declined request by the governor to suspend the embattled Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo. It also held that it would not work with the resolution of the state House of Assembly.

A statement by the council’s Director of Information, Adesoji Oye, indicated that the investigation committee held that Falola traveled to Lagos to visit the bank’s counsel in his chambers on the issue of Garnishee Proceedings, an action which it described as unprofessional.

The statement read: “The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, GCON, at its 104th Meeting of December 6 and 7, 2023 has recommended the compulsory retirement of Hon. Justice S. O. Falola of Osun State High Court from the Bench. The recommendation was made sequel to the findings of an investigation committee in a petition written by Mr. Dapo Kolapo Olowo and Polaris Bank for granting a Garnishee Order Absolute against the Bank.

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