Judge 'recommended for removal'
Publish date: 08 October 2018
Issue Number: 794
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
A senior Nigerian judge falsely claimed he had suffered a bereavement to get cash from litigants and lawyers appearing in his court, the country's main judicial body said last week. James Agbadu-Fishim allegedly received 'various sums of money from litigants and lawyers that had cases before him'. A report on the News24 site notes that the judge sits in the National Industrial Court but has now been 'recommended for removal'. The National Judicial Council said a similar recommendation was made against another judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, after it was established that government officials had paid money into her bank accounts.