The National Judicial Council (NJC) has taken a significant step in upholding judicial integrity by recommending the compulsory retirement of Justice S. O. Falola of the Osun State High Court.JAMB Result
This decision was made following an investigation that found Justice Falola guilty of misconduct in relation to a Garnishee Order Absolute issued against Polaris Bank.informationguidenigeria
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The Order, which involved a substantial sum of N283,174,000.00, was deemed to have been granted in a questionable manner. According to a statement from Adesoji Oye, the Director of Information for the NJC, the investigation committee highlighted that Justice Falola’s actions were unprofessional.JAMB Portal
Specifically, they pointed out his decision to travel to Lagos to meet with the bank’s counsel in his chambers regarding the Garnishee Proceedings.NYSC Portal
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The statement read, “The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, GCON, at its 104th Meeting of December 6 and 7, 2023 has recommended the compulsory retirement of Hon. Justice S. O. Falola of Osun State High Court from the Bench.
“The recommendation was made sequel to the findings of an investigation committee in a petition written against His Lordship by Mr. Dapo Kolapo Olowo and Polaris Bank for granting a Garnishee Order Absolute against the Bank for the sum of N283,174,000.00 questionably and strangely, and endorsement of the order, attaching the account of the Garnishee with another Garnishee and not the account of the judgment debtor who had the legal obligation to pay the supposed judgment sum.
“It further found the conduct of the subject judge traveling to Lagos to visit the counsel for the bank in his chambers on the issue of Garnishee Proceedings unbecoming of the standard expected of a judicial officer.”
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