Six years after, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia has been reinstated as a judge of the Federal High Court by the The National Judicial Council (NJC).
This was disclosed on Monday in a circular to inform other judges of the decision of the legal body.
According to the circular signed by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, Ajumogobia’s reinstatement is with immediate effect.
Part of the circular reads: “Your Lordships are by this Circular letter notified that at the Meeting of the National Judicial Council held on the 1st of December, 2022, the Council reinstated the Hon. Justice R. N. Ofili-Ajumogobia as a Judicial Officer.”
“The reinstatement takes instant effect and there shall be consequential posting.”
Recall that Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), after being accused of money laundering and breach of public trust in November, 2016.
Her reinstatement was made possible after the courts quashed and dismissed all the charges against the judge.