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RIVERS TRIBUNAL Judge Says His Retirement Unconnected with His Judgement

The recent compulsory retirement of Ilorin-born Federal High Court Judge, Justice Lambo Akanbi, from service based on the recommendations of the National Judicial Council(NJC)  has nothing to do with the judgment he delivered on the case involving the All Progressives Congress (APC) local governments chairmen in Rivers state, it was learnt.

Rather, it was gathered that the NJC's recommendation on Justice Akanbi has to do with a petition written by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd on allegation that the federal high court judge failed to deliver judgment in a case brought before him within the three months period stipulated by the law.
A source close to Justice Akanbi who sought anonymity told journalists in Ilorin on Sunday  that there was no iota of truth in an online media report which linked the Judge's travail to his sacking of 22 APC local government chairmen in Rivers state.
He dismissed the allegation that Akanbi received N100 million bribe from Governor Nyesom Wike to deliver judgment in his favour.