Graft Probe: Storm over as Justices Okoro, Ademola formally resume duties

By Toyin Akinfolajimi

Two of the serving judicial officers suspended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) over their probe for graft by the Department of State Service (DSS)—Justices Inyang Okoro and Adeniyi Ademola— have formally resumed to their duty posts on Wednesday.

Justice Okoro works at the Supreme Court while Justice Ademola is a judge of the Federal high court sitting in Abuja.

In the case of Ademola, he had been charged to court, tried but was acquitted and discharged.

But Okoro’s trial is yet to commence many months after he was picked up by agents of the DSS.

A highly reliable source at the Supreme Court confirmed to our reporter that Justice Okoro of the apex court was, as at the time our reporter visited the court, had resumed and was sitting in chambers

The duo of Okoro and Ademola are amongst other judges reinstated by NJC recently.

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Other judges reinstated were Justice Uwani John of the Court of Appeal, Justice Hydiazira Nganjiwa and Justice Musa Kurya of the Federal High Court.

Justice Ademola in particular sat at exactly 9:30am with seven cases listed before him, including a matter involving Agi whom he was tried with.

However, the matter was meant to be withdrawn as some judicial spectators started raising eye brows on why Justice Ademola would entertain a matter involving Agi.

Even though Agi declined to speak with journalists, Justice Ademola was visibly elated as encomiums were being poured on him by counsel who came into the court for their matters.