The judge "voluntarily retired" on Wednesday after submitting his letter to the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Thursday.
Sources said the Judge tendered his resignation letter late in the evening on Wednesday after he had presided over several cases, four of which were criminal matters.
Daily Trust understands that Justice Ademola had in the earlier notice proposed April, 2018 for his voluntary retirement from service in March, 2018.
The council noted that Justice Ademola forwarded his notice of retirement to the council on October 10, 2017.
Ademola, it was gathered, would be 65 years in March 2018 when he is expected to proceed on retirement leave. Judge and that a phrase was altered, all to address an issue raised in the appeal that had already been filed by the petitioner before the issuance of the CTC.
Recalled that the NJC had earlier went before the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to challenge an order given by Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on July 7, restraining it from investigating a petition against Justice Ademola.
NJC said: "The public is hereby informed to disregard news circulating on some news media that Hon".
"He retired voluntarily, which I believed he reserved the right to do so".
Ibrahim Auta, former chief judge of the federal high court, Abuja, had directed that the trial be transfered from Ademola to Quadri for a fresh start. "Therefore, Council made a decision to recommend his compulsory retirement and the refund of all salaries and allowances he earned since his purported appointment to the position of a Judge to the coffers of the Judiciary".
The council said it made a decision to recommend his compulsory retirement and the refund of all salaries and allowances he earned since his appointment to the position of a judge to the coffers of the judiciary.
The spokesperson for the National Judicial Council, Soji Oye, could not be immediately reached. Judge personally conducted only one of the six cases submitted.
The couple were, however, discharged in a ruling upholding the respective no-case submissions filed by the defendants.
Justice Auta had exercised his administrative power to transfer the case to Justice Quadri at a time Justice Ademola and Lamido's lawyer; Joe Agi (SAN) were being tried for corruption related offences before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).