Quit or face sanctions, Bauchi governor warns corrupt judges

The governor of Bauchi State, Muhammed Abubakar, has warned corrupt judges in the state to either quit or face sanctions.

The governor also directed the State Attorney General and commissioner of Justice, Ibrahim Umar, to work out modalities for sanitizing the rot in the ​j​udiciary.

A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Abubakar Sidique, on Wednesday said the governor would restructure the judiciary in order to fast-track the dispensation and improve the administration of justice in the state. 

Mr. Abubakar said his administration ​would not tolerate corruption, and ​wa​s ready to make an example of anybody found to be corrupt. 

The governor also lamented high salary bill of the judicial arm owing to over bloated staff. 

The governor directed the commissioner of Justice to identify the immediate problems in the Judiciary.

He also said the governor had great respect ​for​ the rule of law and ​wa​s determined to obey all court orders regardless of whether they are favourable. 

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