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Jigawa sacks judge over N50,000 bribe

Jigawa State Judicial Service Commission has sacked a Birnin Kudu Upper Shari’a Court, judge, Safiyanu Muhammad Dabi for collecting a bribe of Fifty Thousand Naira (50,000) from a litigant.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director of Publicity and Protocol Matters, State Judiciary, Abbas Rufa’i Wangara issued to reporters in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

He said the judge collected the sum of N50,000 as a bribe when the litigant appeared before him when he was at Upper Shari’a Court, Birnin Kudu.

The statement said following extensive deliberations by the Judicial Service Commission during its 170th meeting, the Commission collectively resolved to compulsorily retire the judge.

The Commission however, strongly warned its staff to shun all forms of corruption and bribery, in order to sanitise the Judiciary in the state.

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It, therefore, added, that the commission re-affirmed its determination to deal with any staff found wanting in the discharge of his/her official assignment.

Furthermore, the Commission resolved to appoint Mr Aliyu Muhammed as Deputy Chief Registrar II Shari’a Court of Appeal and Mr Abdulrashid Alhassan as Chief Inspector, Shari’a Court of Appeal.

Others included Muhammad Lawan as Zonal Deputy Chief Inspector, Shari’a Court of Appeal and Muhammad Adamu as Zonal Deputy Chief Inspector, Shari’a Court of Appeal

Meanwhile, in line with the law that established the Commission and its mandate, the Jigawa State Shari’a Court Judges Association (JISSJA), commended the Commission for the achievement and assured the organisaion of their support and cooperation.(NAN)

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