A High Court Judge in Osun State, Justice Olamide Oloyede, has been recommended for compulsory retirement by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Curiously, she was kicked out alongside Justice Mohammed Nasiru Yunusa of a Federal High Court in Lagos State.
According to NJC, “Justice Yunusa was recommended for compulsory retirement from office to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This is pursuant to findings by the council following that His Lordship granted interim orders and perpetual injunctions.
“He also restrained the Attorney-General of the Federation, Police IG, ICPC, & EFFC, from arresting, investigating and prosecuting some persons accused of corruption in seven cases”
Justice Yunusa was clearly identified as a fraudulent fellow, whom the EFCC believes took bribes to scuttle prosecution of suspected graft.
What was curious in NJC’s ruling was the firing of a reputable Judge, Justice Olamide Oloyede.
Recall that Justice Olamide once wrote a petition against the Governor Aregbesola where she accused him of corruption.
A group, the Osun Civil Societies Coalition, wrote petitioned NJC for Justice Olamide’s compulsory retirement.
According to NJC’s investigations, “The judge failed to conduct herself in such a manner as to preserve the dignity of her office.
“She was partial in her petition against the Osun State governor and his deputy to the members of the state House of Assembly and to 36 persons/organizations.
“The petition written by the judge was said to contain political statements, unsubstantiated allegations and accusations.
“The petition aimed at deriding, demeaning and undermining the government of Osun State, the person and character of the governor (as one who is cruel, a liar and a traitor), his deputy and aides.
“The council also found that the petition contained statements calculated to incite the residents of Osun State against the state government and its elected officers.
“Justice Olamide crossed the fundamental right of freedom of speech and created a negative perception of the Nigerian judiciary to the public.
“The allegations against the judge constitute a misconduct contrary to the Constitution of FGN and Revised Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” NJC said.