Federal High Court Redeploys 6 Judges – Independent Observers

Federal High Court Redeploys 6 Judges

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The management of the Federal High Court has approved the redeployment six judges of the court. The deployment was contained in a circular titled, ‘Further posting of judges’ signed by the Chief Judge, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, and dated January 21, 2019.

The judges affected by the new postings are Justice Okon Abang of the Asaba division, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of Abuja division, and Justice Babs Kuewumi of Lagos division. Others are Justice Babatunde Quadri of Abuja division, Justice Taiwo Taiwo of Ado-Ekiti division and Justice J. K Dagat of Maiduguri division.

Justice Kuewumi will move from Lagos to Ado-Ekiti with effect from February 4. Justice Okon-Abang will move from Asaba to Abuja, where he was deployed from two years ago. Justice Dimgba will replace him in Asaba. Justice Quadri moves to Maiduguri, Justice Taiwo to Abuja; and Justice Dagat to Lagos. Their new postings take effect from February 11.

‎both Justices Dimgba and Abang are presently hearing some high profile corruption cases

including those of a former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, and the late former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh by Abang.

While ‎Justice Dimgba is handling those of a former aide to former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Abiodun Agbele; ‎former Chief of Air Staff, Mohammed Umar; and Robert Azibaola, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin.

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