A judge of the Federal High Court, Adeniyi Ademola, who resigned from his position on Thursday did not do so voluntarily, according to Premium Times. Mr. Ademola was accused of corrupt enrichment by the EFCC, but was controversially discharged by the high court. The anti-graft agency indicated its intention to appeal the ruling.

A reliable source told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Ademola was recommended to be sacked by the National Judicial Council, NJC. Our source said the NJC forwarded its recommendation for Mr. Ademola’s compulsory retirement to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, but that the judge got wind of it and decided to submit his recommendation on Thursday.

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“The true situation is that the NJC recommended his compulsory retirement to the president c-in-c on Wednesday; the info was leaked to him which led him to quickly send in a resignation letter,” the source said. In an official statement, the NJC confirmed what the source said.