Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court has resigned as the judge. The Judge who was due for his statutory retirement in April 2018 has suddenly tendered his letter of voluntary retirement from the Federal High Court.
The letter reads: “I hereby voluntarily retire from the Bench of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with effect from December 6, 2017. Thank you. Yours faithfully, Hon. Justice A. F. A. Ademola.”
“This letter supersedes my previous notice of retirement from the Federal High Court of Nigeria, dated 25/09/2017.”
Meanwhile, there are questions over the Judges’ decision to hand in his resignation letter dated December 6, 2017. Recall that some months ago, Justice Adeniyi wrote a letter notifying the National Judicial Council (NJC) of his retirement in April, 2018.
His letter was received in the office of the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Kafarati on Thursday December 7th, 2017. Although the earlier letter of November 25 was received by the NJC.
Sources at the NCJ disclosed that the NJC is unaware of the recent letter that the Council was only aware of the November 25 letter, stating among other that Justice Ademola will be due for retirement in April next year when he attains 65 years mandatory retirement age.