A former Supreme Court Justice named Mary Odili and 25 other judicial officers were accused of professional misconduct in the performance of their duties, but the National Judicial Council has dismissed the allegations against them.

The appeal against the judicial officers was rejected at the council’s 102nd meeting, which was presided over by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, according to a statement released by the NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, on Friday in Abuja.

According to him, the Council rejected the petition against Justice Odili on the grounds that she had retired from her position as a judge but upheld it against the other officers because it was without merit, had not been vigorously pursued, had been withdrawn, was pending litigation, and the subject judge had already left her position.

Justice Mary Peter Odili, a retired Supreme Court justice, Justices A. R. Barka, James G. Abundaga, O. O. Olasumbo Goodluck, and Ibrahim A. Andetur-Yangsto, all of the Court of Appeal, and others were the targets of the petitions that were dismissed.

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