Thenigerialawyer has learned that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has, this evening, compulsory retired the Enugu Chief Judge Innocent Azubike Umezulike. Mr. Umezulike, the highest ranking justice for Enugu State, has been embroiled in numerous controversies related to his corrupt and fraudulent activity.
Recall that Mr. Umezulike was 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.
Sources revealed to our reporter that the NJC met until 6:30 yesterday evening. During their meetings they evaluated outstanding petitions and cases involving corruption by officials in the Nigerian justice system.
The outcome of the NJC meeting was to discipline many officials including Mr. Umezulike.