Adamawa Judicial Commission sacks two magistrates, demotes judge
The government announced the disciplinary action in a statement issued by Ms Susana Elam, the Secretary of the commission, on Wednesday in Yola.
Elam said that the action took immediate effect.
The scribe explained that the measures were adopted at commission’s 167th meeting held on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
She confirmed that during the meeting one staff of the commission was equally demoted.
“The Commission during its special meeting also approved the appointments of Fifteen Senior Magistrates Grade II,” Elam said.
She gave the names of the affected officers as Messrs Abdurrazak Abdullahi and Yohanna Kake, Mr Hussaini Musa was demoted.
However, she did not reveal the reasons for the disciplinary action or the offences of personnel.
It would be recalled that the National Judicial Council (NJC) sacked Justices Ugbo Ononogbo of Abia State and Nasir Gunmi of Zamfara State High Court over their alleged complicity in judicial malpractice.
It subsequently ordered the two Judges to vacate their offices with immediate effect.
The council under the Chairmanship of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, said it took the decision at the end of its 80th meeting which held between December 14 and 15, 2016.