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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