The former president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami has been granted the transfer of his suit to the court of appeal in Abuja.
Mr. Salami had filed a suit against the National Judicial Council (NJC) challenging his suspension from office.
Mr. Salami had asked the court to transfer the case to the Court of Appeal in Abuja where he was once a judge. In a counter prayer, the NJC asked that the case be transferred to the National Industrial Court (NIC). According to them, the case is one between employer and employee and only the NIC had the requisite jurisdiction to hear the case.
Mr. Salami also wanted the court to order his reinstatement as the President of the Court of Appeal, pending the determination of the case.
The former President of the Court of Appeal was suspended from office by the NJC on August 18,2011 on the allegations that he engaged in judicial misconduct capable of tarnishing the image of the Judiciary.