By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA—National Judicial Council, NJC, Monady, sacked the Acting Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Shadrack O.E. Nwanosike, from office over his alleged complicity in age falsification.
The council which said it took the decision at its 63rd meeting held on July 17 and 18, recommended that the Judge be compelled to proceed on a compulsory retirement.
According to a press release issued by the Acting Director of Information at the NJC, Mr Soji Oye, “The decision is sequel to the findings of the Council that Hon. Justice Nwanosike falsified his date of birth which invariably affected his retirement age.
“The Council during the Meeting also considered and deliberated on the Report of its Committee on Performance Evaluation of Judicial Officers of the Superior Courts of Record in the Federation.
“At the end of deliberation, Council constituted a five-man Committee comprising its Members to invite Judicial Officers with “Very Low Performance or Non-Performance”, to appear before it to show cause why they should not be removed from office.
“Council further considered and recommended the appointment of some Judicial Officers in the Federal & States Judiciaries to the Executive, respectively: Chief Judge, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Other are Chief Judge, Rivers State to the State Governor; Chief Judge, Jigawa State to the State Governor; Chief Judge, Katsina State to the State Governor.
“President, Customary Court of Appeal, Taraba State to the State Governor; Two Kadis for the Sharia Court of Appeal, Kebbi State to the State Governor; Two Kadis for the Sharia Court of Appeal, Sokoto State to the State Governor.
One Judge for the Customary Court of Appeal, Delta State to the State Governor; & Two Judges for the Customary Court of Appeal, Ebonyi State to the State Governor.”