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Kogi House of Assembly Recommends Chief Judge Removal For Alleged Gross Misconduct.


Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday recommended the removal of the Chief Judge of state, Justice Nasir Ajana for alleged gross misconduct.

The House adopted the report and recommendations of the house committee on public account which indicted the Kogi State High Court and Kogi Hajj Commission for financial breaches.

The house also said that the chief Judge could step aside to defend himself over the indictment of auditor general of the state.

The house also recommended punitive measures on those indicated to avoid a reoccurrence.

The house however directed the state government to urgently resume payment of salaries of judicial workers.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Governor Yahaya Bello not to plunge the state into another round of crisis, warned against the removal of Kogi State Chief Judge, Nasiru Ajanah.

Kogi State PDP in a statement issued and signed by Achadu Dickson, the party’s Director Research and Documentation, warned against the forceful removal of Kogi state Chief Judge, Nasiru Ajanah.

The PDP lamented that having rendered the state financially insolvent, making Kogi state the world capital of poverty and hardship, warned Governor Bello not to further precipitate the state bad situation.

The Party observed that having left judiciary workers in the state for ten months without salaries, described his planned application of the Buhari treatment which illegally removed the Chief Judge of the federation on trumped up charges, advised governor bello to apply his idle energy for positive ventures.

Judiciary workers in Kogi State on Monday protested against the plot by the state government to remove the Chief Judge Justice Nasiru Ajanah from office.

The state Chairman of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Comrade Emmanuel Waniko while addressing newsmen called on the Speaker of the state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mathew Kolawole against the plot to illegally and forcefully removed the Chief Judge.

The judiciary workers on Monday protested over the plan by the governor to remove the Chief Judge from office.

The chairman noted that the union was forced to make this call at this auspicious time following the reports reaching them on the clandestine moves by governor Yahaya Bello and his directive to the Speaker to disobey the subsisting order given on 13th December, 2018 by the High Court of Kogi State Koton-Karfe division, asking the state assembly to stay any action on the ongoing impasse between the executive and judiciary arms of Kogi State.

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