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NJC reinstates Ekiti judge after 16 years of suspension

Justice Babajide Aladejana of Ekiti State High Court has been reinstated to office after 16 years of suspension by the National Judicial Council.

Aladejana was suspended from office in 2006 with the state’s former Chief Judge, Justice Kayode Bamisile, under the administration of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore.

The duo were suspended for their alleged roles in the political crisis that led to the impeachment of the former Governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose.October 16, 2006, over alleged N1.4 billion poultry scandal, abuse of office and illegal operation of a foreign account.

However, Aladejana officially resumed work on Tuesday.

The lift of his suspension followed the review of the NJC.

He was subsequently allocated High Court number two where he would be hearing cases and performing other judicial functions.

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