Indicted Justice Ademola Resumes Sitting
Justice Adeniyi Ademola was among the six judges earlier asked by the NJC to stop presiding over judicial matters.
This comes shortly after a raid was conducted by the State Security Service on some judges' residents in October 2016.
But the NJC, in a statement through its Director of Information, Soji Oye, stated on Saturday that Justice Ademola should resume his judicial duties on the basis that the court had exonerated him of the charges preferred against him by the Federal Government.
Five other judges were also asked to resume on the basis that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had failed to institute charges against them since October last year when the minister requested their suspension pending the outcome of the suits.
The NJC had said the development had led to backlog of cases in various courts where the judges preside.
All the judges were therefore asked to resume sitting on June 7, 2017.
Justice Ademola commenced sitting after 9am on Wednesday.