The Sacked Judge, Safiyanu Muhammad Dabi

A Nigeria judge, Justice Safiyanu Muhammad Dabi of the Upper Shari’a Court, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, have been sent packing from the Bench, after being accused of receiving N50, 000, bribe from a litigant.

The judge was sacked by the State’s Judicial Service Commission, according to an online medium, DAILY POST 

The judge’s sack, according to the online medium, was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director of Publicity and Protocol Matters, State Judiciary, Abbas Rufa’i Wangara.

The judge allegedly collected the sum of N50,000 as a bribe when the litigant appeared before him when he was at Upper Shari’a Court, Birnin Kudu.

The statement said; “following extensive deliberations by the Judicial Service Commission during its 170th meeting, the Commission collectively resolved to compulsorily retire the judge.”

The Commission, however, warned staff in the judicial arm to shun all forms of corruption and bribery in the state.

The Commission also reaffirmed its commitment to dealing with any staff found wanting in the discharge of their official assignment.