The National Judicial Council (NJC) has cleared a Lagos High Court judge, Justice Iyabo Oladunni Kasali of allegation of judicial misconduct.
The council also dismissed a petition written against her over an alleged perversion of justice by a lawyer, Evans Azuike.
Azuike had in the petition to the NJC dated May 24, 2016 alleged that Justice Kasali struck out a suit without justification and deliberately refused to release exhibits tendered in the case.
He also said the alleged refusal to release the exhibits 11 months after the suit was struck out had hindered immediate commencement of a fresh suit.
The petitioner further alleged that the delay in releasing the exhibits enabled the defendants to mobilise men and materials to complete the structure, which they had erected on the disputed land prior to the assignment of the suit to Justice Kasali in 2013.
However, following deliberation by NJC, it resolved that the petition lacked merit and evidence to establish the allegations against