Two Sharia Court judges have been fired by the Borno Judicial Service Commission.
The decision was made after the commission met, according to a statement issued on Tuesday in Maiduguri by an official representing the Secretary of the Commission, Mr. S.K. Jidda.
“The commission with immediate effect removed from the service of the judiciary, an Upper Sharia Court Judge, Alkali Yakub.
“This is as a result of the investigation of a petition to the office of the Chief Judge by Kwayam Development Association.
“The Chief Judge referred the petition to the Public Complaints Committee of the judiciary which found that the judge allowed himself to be used as a tool of persecution.
“Also removed from service is Higher Sharia Court Judge, Alkali El-Hassan, for sitting outside his territorial jurisdiction.
“The commission demoted a Senior Magistrate Grade 1 to Magistrate Grade 1 and a Higher Sharia Court Judge to Sharia Court Judge Grade 1.”
The release also announced the advancement of 11 Higher Sharia Court Judges to Upper Sharia Court Judges based on their impeccable service and examination success.
It also stated that five Higher Sharia Court Judges have been promoted to Senior Sharia Court Judges and two Sharia Court Judges have been promoted to Higher Sharia Court Judges.
“One Sharia Court Judge is transferred to ‘Sulhu Door’ of Borno Amicable Settlement Corridor where his skills may be more appropriately utilized,” the statement explained.