By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North
After almost two years of intrigues against his recall, the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, has thrown in the towel without returning to his coveted seat.
Vanguard learnt from competent judicial sources that the respected judge has finally opted to retire from service rather than continue to wait for reinstatement, as was recommended by the National Judicial Council, which had earlier approved his suspension.
The source confirmed that Salami had already tendered his pre-retirement letter to the NJC and that the council had accepted it.
According to the source, Salami, who is expected to formally retire from service on October 15, 2013, is to proceed on his pre-retirement leave this month.