Shake up as Abang, Ojukwu, Nyako, 50 other Judges go on transfer

About 53 Judges of the Federal High Courts were affected by the recent re-posting and reshuffle across the 36 divisions in the country.

While three judges are going to be moved out of Abuja, the court’s headquarters, four are being redeployed to fortify their ranks to make up 10.

The development Blueprint reports was the first under the new Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho, and it came just about two years and one month after the last round came to effect on February 11, 2019.

Meanwhile, six out of the nine judges currently in the Abuja division are not affected by the new postings.

According to a circular issued on Tuesday March 16, 2021 by the Chief Judge of the court, John Tsoho, states, the changes are to take effect from April 12, 2021.

By the new development, 53 judges out of the court’s 77 judges would be moved out of their former postings.

Although, the number of judges affected in the new re-shuffling was massive, a source in the court told Blueprint that such routine has become a normal tradition which takes place periodically.

The source confirmed further that the rate of recurrence depends largely on how long they stayed in office before retirement.

Those who are being moved out of Abuja are, Justice Okon Abang, redeployed to Warri, Ijeoma Ojukwu redeployed to Calabar, and Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo, posted to Abakliki.

They are, Binta Nyako, Anwuli Chikere, Ahmed Mohammed, Inyang Ekwo, Taiwo Taiwo, and Nkeonye Maha.

They will now be joined by four others – Z.B Abubakar from Kaduna, Obiora Egwuatu Kano, Mobolaji Olubukola Makurdi, and D.U Okorowo from Lokoja.

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