Alleged N50,000 Bribe Court sacks Judge in Jigawa
By Aliyu Dangida
The Jigawa State Judicial Service Commission has sacked a Shari’a court judge, Safiyanu Muhammad Dabi over alleged bribe of N50,000 he collected from a litigant who appeared before his court.
The Director Publicity and Protocol Matters, State Judiciary, Abbas Rufa’i Wangara confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen in the state.
Abbas Wangara state that the Commission resolved for Compulsory Retirement of the judge for serious official misconduct.
His words: “During it’s 170th Meeting, Jigawa State Judicial Service Commission resolved for Compulsory Retirement of One Upper Shari’a Court Alkalis for serious official misconduct and appointed Four (4) staff to various positions.
“Following the extensive deliberations, the Commission collectively resolved for Compulsory Retirement of Alkali Safiyanu Muhammad Dabi for collecting bribe of Fifty Thousand Naira (50,000) from a litigant who appeared before him when he was at Upper Shari’a Court, Birninkudu.
“The Commission strongly warned staff in the Judicial arm to shun all forms of Corruption and Bribery so as to ensure Corrupt-free Judiciary in the state.
“Therefore, the Commission re-affirmed it’s determination to deal with any staff found wanting in the discharge of his/her official assignment.
“Jigawa State Judicial Service Commission as one among the best Commission across the Country in terms of operating within the ambit of legal framework, called on its entire staff to put all hands on deck to maintain that tempo in the administration of justice.
“The Commission resolved to appoint the following Staff on various positions; Barr. Aliyu Muhd as Deputy Chief Registrar II Shari’a Court of Appeal, Barr. Abdulrashid Alhassan as Chief Inspector Shari’a Court of Appeal, Barr. Muhd Lawan as Zonal Deputy Chief Inspector, Shari’a Court of Appeal and Barr. Muhd Adamu as Zonal Deputy Chief Inspector, Shari’a Court of Appeal,” Wangara stated.