The National Judicial Council (NJC) is looking to bring the long arm of the law down on one of its own if allegations of corruption are substantiated. Normally, judges preside over cases, but one is being judged by the body of judges.



Justice Kudirat Morayo Akano is the one in the eye of the needle.

She is a Judge of Osun State High Court, and her trial is a vow of the NJC has vowed to look into allegations that she knowingly obstructed justice when she dismissed a case before her court.

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) and head of the NJC, announced in a letter that the council was looking into the accusations made against Akano.

In a one-paragraph acknowledgement letter he personally signed on July 7, the CJN stated: “This is to acknowledge receipt of your petition dated 29th June, 2022, on the above subject matter and verifying affidavit forwarded via a letter dated 9th May, 2023, and to inform you that action is being taken, please”.


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The NJC’s decision borders on a petition submitted by Michael Agaasi of the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice on behalf of Adeniyi Sulaiman, a plaintiff in the case Akano dismissed.

Alawo Of Awo

In that document, Sulaiman stated that the judge dismissed his lawsuit in which he was contesting the appointment of Taiwo Rasaq Adegboye as the new Alawo of Awo on September 13, 2021.

Alawo of Awo is a title in a community in the Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State.


Sulaiman alleged that Taiwo Abdulrasaq Adegboye falsified various documents utilised in his selection as the Alawo of Awo in the case HED/48/2021 that he brought against him before the Osun State High Court in Ede.

Sulaiman claimed that the judge, who was from Iragbiji, allegedly dismissed the case after four appearances before her court rather than hearing it on its merits.



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