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Commission demotes area court judge

21 May 2013, 11:07

Yola-  The Adamawa Judicial Service Commission (JSC)  has approved the demotion of an Area Court Judge, Mr Abdullahi Bello, over an alleged act of misconduct.

Bello was demoted from Assistant Chief Area Court Judge to Principal Registrar III.

A statement signed by the Secretary of the commission, Mrs Helen Nuhu, and issued on Tuesday in Yola, said the demotion was as a result of alleged gross abuse of judicial powers and misconduct committed by Bello.

The statement also said that Bello was directed to refund N118 000 being an amount he allegedly collected from petitioners at various occasions.


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