Corruption: NJC Retires Highest Ranking Judge

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The National Judicial Council, NJC, has ordered the compulsory retirement of the highest ranking justice of Enugu State, Chief Judge Innocent Azubike Umezulike for alleged offences relating to fraudulence and corruption.

SaharaReporters reports that Justice Umezulike was previously accused of “forging legal judgments for personal gain, accepting N10 million in bribes, and ordered the unlawful arrest of petitioners against him by the Commissioner of Police.”

The report also stated that an anonymous source revealed to the media outlet that the decision to retire the chief judge compulsorily was reached after the NJC met and evaluated the petitions relating corrupt practices by legal practitioners.

National Judicial Council therefore opted to discipline the erring officials in order to sanitize the judicial system.

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