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Chief Judge threatens to sanction state judges

07 February 2014, 13:12

Nasarawa -  Justice Suleiman Dikko, the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, threatened to sanction any magistrate or judge of the lower court who adjourns cases unnecessarily.

Dikko said unnecessary adjournment of cases was one of several factors causing delays in the administration of justice in the state.

He appealed to judges to conclude cases brought before them and pass judgment in good time to prove to the common man that the court is the last hope.

"We will set the machinery in motion to ensure compliance by our staff and anyone who violates the order will face disciplinary action," he said.

The chief judge urged the police to file capital offences directly to High Courts to enable judges to conclude the cases on time.

He warned the police not to change civil matters into criminal cases and urged them to investigate cases properly before referring them to courts.


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