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Imo: Judicial service commission reprimands Magistrates over misconduct

From Ikechukwu    Duru  Owerri

Imo State Judicial Service Commission (IJSC) has announced the dismissal of Magistrate G.C Okoli over alleged official  misconduct

The commission also announced  the suspension  of  Magistrate C.P Nnoromele from further sitting, pending the  outcome of series of petitions against her.

A  letter  from  the commission  and signed by the Chief Registrar of the state  High Court,  C.N Okereke on March 22, 2021 conveyed the decision of the commission to the affected officers

According to the  official  letter,   the”Judicial Service Commission at its meeting held on March 16, considered the petitions written against four magistrates in the state judiciary

The letter further said , “It  also approved the immediate dismissal of  Magistrate G.C Okoli from judicial service of the  state.” the letter read adding, “the commission further reprimanded and issued a strong warning letter to Magistrate A.C Uzoma”

The commission also directed Magistrate C.P Nnoromele to stop sitting pending the outcome of the investigation  of the petition  against her.

The commission   however dismissed the petition against Magistrate  U.A.C Ogoma for lack of merit.

Reacting , to the development, the state Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Barr Jude Ogamba said the action would help to sanitise the judicial system in the state

According  to the  chairman, ” this action  by the  judicial service  commission would serve as deterrent to others in the  system “

He  said, “NBA has been officially communicated on the decision of the JSC ” emphasising , ” we commended them for taking a bold step in sanitising the system”

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