All Nigeria Latest News reports that Justice Babajide Aladejana of Ekiti State High Court has been reinstated to office by the National Judicial Council after 16 years of suspension.
Aladejana faced suspension from office in 2006 alongside the state’s former Chief Judge, Justice Kayode Bamisile, during the tenure of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore.
The suspension of both Aladejana and the state’s former Chief Judge, Justice Kayode Bamisile, was linked to their purported involvement in the political turmoil that resulted in the impeachment of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on October 16, 2006.
The impeachment was related to allegations including a N1.4 billion poultry scandal, abuse of office, and the illegal operation of a foreign account.
According to All Nigeria Latest News, Aladejana officially resumed work on Tuesday.
His suspension was lifted following a review by the National Judicial Council (NJC).