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JUSTICE OKWUCHUKWU OPENE v. NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL & ORS.

(2011) JELR 44035 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/324/07  •  3 Feb 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; PAUL ADAMU GALINJE JCA; REGINA OBIAGELI NWODO JCA;

Judgement

HON. JUSTICE PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On the 15th of May, 2005 the Federal High Court Abuja (henceforth to be referred to as the "lower court) granted to the Appellant leave to apply for judicial review. Pursuant to the leave so granted, the Appellant filed a motion on notice on the 2nd June, 2005 seeking for the following reliefs:-

"1. A declaration that the recommendation of dismissal from judicial office of the Applicant by the Respondents is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect.

2. An order of prohibition restraining the Respondents from acting on the recommendation of the panel of inquiry of the 1st Respondent recommending to the 3rd Respondent that the Applicant be removed or dismissed from judicial office.

ALTERNATIVELY

3. A declaration setting aside the removal or dismissal from office of the Applicant by the 3rd Respondent on the recommendation of the 7th Respondent.

4. An order of certiorari removing the investigations, findiā€¦

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