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CJN sounds warning to corrupt judicial workers



CJN sounds warning to corrupt judicial workers
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Monday, came down hard on judicial officers he accused of leaking confidential information to lawyers and other court users, describing the development as worrisome.
The CJN, who spoke at the opening of  the 2016 refresher course for Secretaries, Protocol Officers, Court Registrars, Process Clerks and Bailiffs in Abuja, said it was also worrisome that some judicial workers not only destroy or conceal evidence in cases pending in courts, “some have even presented themselves as persons capable of influencing the decisions of the court”.
The CJN said: “A concurrent and overlapping criticism that is also often voiced by members of the public is that judicial staff solicit for funds from lawyers or court users to carry out their duties.
“Corrupt practices such as these should not exist in the judiciary and will not be tolerated where such practices exist. You must shun corruption in all its ramifications as it erodes public confidence in the Judiciary’s ability to impartially dispense justice and bring disrepute to the institution that we hold dear.”
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