All is not going well for the Chief Judge of Abia State, Theresa Uzokwe who has been recommended for compulsory retirement by the National Judicial Council, NJC.
NJC Spokesman, Soji Oye in a statement said the NJC also recommended the retirement of a judge of Abia State High Court, Obisike Oji.
According to the statement, “Hon. Justice Theresa Uzokwe was recommended for compulsory retirement following the findings of two investigative committees set up by the council.
“The committees investigated petitions against her by Umeh Kalu, SAN, attorney-general/commissioner for justice of Abia state, alleging illegal constitution and working with a parallel judicial service commission instead of the one constituted by the state governor and confirmed by the house of assembly.
“Hon. Mr Justice Uzokwe was also found to have misconducted himself in Suit No. HU/131/2005, wherein he delivered judgement in the sum of N825, 000 only in favour of a litigant, but subsequently signed a garnishee order of N109, 612, 500