compulsory retirement of Ilorin-born Federal High Court Judge, Justice
Lambo Akanbi, from service based on the recommendations of the National
Judicial Council(NJC) has nothing to do with the judgment he delivered
on the case involving the All Progressives Congress (APC) local
governments chairmen in Rivers state, it was learnt.
Rather, it was gathered that the NJC’s recommendation on Justice Akanbi
has to do with a petition written by Shell Petroleum Development
Company of Nigeria Ltd on allegation that the federal high court judge
failed to deliver judgment in a case brought before him within the three
months period stipulated by the law.
A source close to Justice Akanbi who sought anonymity told journalists
in Ilorin on Sunday that there was no iota of truth in an online media
report which linked the Judge’s travail to his sacking of 22 APC local
government chairmen in Rivers state.
He dismissed the allegation that Akanbi received N100 million bribe
from Governor Nyesom Wike to deliver judgment in his favour.
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