The National Judicial Council, NJC has recommended the compulsory retirement of the Grand Kadi of Yobe, Shu’aibu Talba and Justice Abdulkareem Abdulrasaq, a judge of the Osun High Court for alleged age falsification.

NJC Director of Information  Soji Oye, in a statement in Abujasaid the decision for the immediate retirement of the judicial officers was taken at the 93rd meeting of the NJC which held virtually on December 16.

The council also recommended the appointment of 69 other judicial officers to enhance justice delivery in the country.

It noted that Talba was recommended for compulsory retirement following an investigation into a petition against him by one Zakari Adamu, Chairman, Movement for Justice in Nigeria.

The NJC also asked the Government of Yobe State to deduct all salaries received by Talba from February 1, 2020 till date, from his gratuity, and remit same to the NJC that pays salaries of all judicial officers in the federation.

Also on Abdulrasaq, the council said following investigations into a petition against him by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria Yomi Alliyu, it was discovered that he falsified his date of birth from September 3, 1955 to September 3, 1957.