The National Judicial Council under the leadership of CJN Tanko Muhammad has suspended two judges from Imo and Bauchi States and recommended their immediate retirement to their respective state governments.
Council recommended the compulsory retirement of Hon. Justice Francis Chukwuma Abosi, Acting President, Customary Court of Appeal, Imo State and Hon. Justice Aliyu Musa Liman of Bauchi State High Court of Justice with immediate effect.
Hon. Justice Francis Chukwuma Abosi, was recommended for compulsory retirement following the falsification of his date of birth from 1950 to 1958.
Investigation showed that he was supposed to have retired in November, 2015 when he clocked the mandatory retirement age of Sixty-five (65) years.
NJC, therefore, recommendation for his compulsory retirement to Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and to also deduct the salaries he had earned from November, 2015 to date from his retirement benefit.N23.7bn Abacha loot disbursed to 703,506 Nigerians so far- CSOs
Hon. Justice Aliyu Musa Liman on the other hand was recommended to the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed for compulsory retirement pursuant to the findings by the NJC for his failure to deliver judgement in suit No BA/100/2010, between Abubakar Isa and Sheik Tahir Usman Bauchi within the three months period stipulated by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.