NJC sacks Osun judge who challenged Aregbesola

THE Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the  dismissal of Justice Mohammed Yunusa of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for official misconduct.

The council, Sunday Tribune gathered, also dismissed an Osun state judge, Justice Olamide Oloyede, for writing a petition to the Osun State House of Assembly against the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola.

Although there was no official confirmation from the NJC, Sunday Tribune correspondent gathered that Justice Yunusa was dismissed for granting an injunction stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from probing Stella Oduah who was accused of massive embezzlement of public funds and numerous acts of fraud in contracts.

There were also petitions accusing Justice Yunusa of receiving kickbacks and bribes, as well as delivering two different judgments on case.

Justice Oloyede, a female judge in Osun State, was also sacked by the NJC.

In 2015, Justice Oloyede caused a scandal when, as a serving judge, she petitioned the Osun State House of Assembly urging them to impeach Governor Rauf Aregbesola whom she accused of corruption.

The decision of the NJC to dismiss the two Judges for official misconduct was taken at the end of its meeting held on Thursday and Friday, last week.

The Judges, it was gathered were dismissed by the NJC, after an exhaustive investigation showed that they were guilty of various acts of grave misconduct.

All efforts to get official confirmation from the spokesman of the NJC. Mr. Soji Oye proved abortive.

As at press time, calls to his mobile phone number did not go through as they were being forwarded to another number.