No immediate explanation was available concerning the absence of Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia. One of the sources speculated that the female judge may have fled the country.
Recall that in March this year, the National Judicial Council (NJC) imposed disciplinary measures on Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia, including precluding her from any promotions to the Court of Appeal or any Ad-hoc Judicial appointment until her retirement from the profession.
The decisions followed an electoral petition filed by one Victoria Ayeni which the NJC appeared to find credible. The lady had alleged misconduct and injustice by Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia for failing to deliver judgment in a pre-election suit between her and her political rivals.
NJC also the female judge on the “Watch-List” of the Council for four years.