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Federal High Court Judges Redeployed



A Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square

The purpose of the redeployment is to enhance manpower and optimize the distribution of judicial officers following the recent appointment of 23 new Federal High Court judges.

The transfers were necessitated by “the appointment of 23 new judges and other imperatives,” according to a statement from Tsoho’s office.

The judiciary is seeking to alleviate the caseload burden on judges and expedite justice delivery by increasing the number of hands available.

Major locations where Federal High Court judges are being shuffled include Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, and Kano.

The exercise may result in elevated acting capacity appointments to fill voids in some jurisdictions.

Justice Tsoho’s instruction to the judges stated, “All the judges affected by this posting should report at their duty stations before the date of resumption from the 2023 Christmas vacation, being the 8th day of January 2024.”

“Judges who have been earlier serving should recall and rigidly adhere to policies/instructions, concerning the movement of property from one judicial division to another.”

The judicial division postings are as follows:

Abuja – Justice J.T Tsoho – Chief Judge, Justice G.Kolotu, Justice B.F.M. Nyako, Justice R.N. Ofili- Ajumogobia, Justice A.R Mohammed, Justice Ieekwo, Justice D.Uokorowo, Justice Joyce Obehi Abdulmalik, Justice James Kolawale Omotosho, Justice Emeka Nwite, Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu, Justice Mobolaji Olubukola Olajuwon, and Justice Nkeonye Evelyn Mана.

Umuahia, Abia – Justice Sunday Onu and Justice Musa Κακακι.

Yenagoa, Bayelsa – Justice Isa Hamma Adama Dashen and Justice Salim Olasupo Ibrahim.

Benin, Edo – Justice S. M. Shuaibu, and Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor while Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi one judge Justice Emmanuel Gakko was posted there.

Kaduna – Justice R.Maikawa and Justice Hawau Buhari for Κano three judges were posted there, Justice A.M. Liman, Justice M.N. Yunusa, and Justice S.A. Amobeda.

Lagos – Justice J.T. Tsoho – Chief Judge, Justice A.Ofaji, Justice Alewis –Allagoa, Justice C.Janeke, Justice Yellim S. Bogoro, Justice Daniel Emeka Osiagor, Justice Akintayo Aluko, Justice Peter Odo Lifu, Justice Abimbola O. Awogboro, Justice Dipeolu Deinde Isaac, Justice Ogundare Kehinde Olayiwola, Justice Ibrahim Ahmad Kala and Justice Ogazi Friday Νκεμακονam.

Ilorin, Kwara – Justice Evelyn Nmasinulo Anyadike and Justice Ariwoola Olukayode Jnr.
Akure, Ondo Justice Toyin Bolaji Adegoke and Justice Owoeye Alexander Oluseυn.

Ibadan, Oyo – Justice Uche N. Agomoh and Justice Ekerete Udofot Akpαν.