The National Judicial Council (NJC) has reinstated Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia as a judge of the Federal High Court.
In a circular signed by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, he stated that at the Meeting of the National Judicial Council held on the 1st December 2022, the Council reinstated the Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia as a Judicial Officer.
The reinstatement takes instant effect and there shall be consequential posting.
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a 15-count charge of money laundering and breach of public trust.
Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa of the Federal High Court however discharged Ofili-Ajumogobia while granting her application to quash and dismiss the allegations.
The application was filed and argued by her counsel, Olawale Akoni (SAN).
Mr Akoni told the Lagos court that the application was a sequel to an order of Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, which quashed all the recommendations of the National Judicial Council (NJC).