Justice Adedamola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court is our woman crush for the week. She is a tough strong woman who has no tolerance for injustice, corruption and all crimes brought before her court.
The fierce and brave judge single-handedly found Ex- Governor of Taraba state Jolly Nyame and Ex- Governor of Plateau State Joshua Dariye – guilty of corruption, criminal breach of trust and many other counts brought before her court.
We love and admire her boldness and fearlessness, as this is the first time in recent times that a political criminal case of this nature would be brought before a court and the perpetrator found guilty in a Nigerian court. She stood firm despite all the back and forth on the trail and dished out a sentence of 14 years imprisonment for the two cases- without an option of fine!
A firm and strict Justice Adedamola Banjoko gave us a quote of the week in the Jolly Nyame trail as she was quoted as saying:
“There’s no moral justification for the level of outright theft, and the Court must therefore, impose a statement, hopefully as a deterrent to other public officers, who may be similarly inclined”