NJC approves appointment of 5 judges in Kwara 

NJC approves appointment of 5 judges in Kwara 

The National Judiciary Commission (NJC) has approved the appointment of five judges for the Kwara State High Court.
According to a reliable source in the State High Court, Ilorin, those appointed were the High Court Chief Registrar, Chief Magistrate Sherifat Olanipekun and the former Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Funsho Dada Lawal.
Also elevated to the high bench were the High Court Deputy Register in-charge of Litigation, Chief Magistrate Nureni Kuranga, Deputy Chief Registrar with Court of Appeal, Barrister Hussain Toyin Kawu and one Barrister Zikki.
The Judicial officers are expected to be sworn-in on a date yet to be announced by Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
It will be recalled that an Ilorin legal practitioner, Barrister Muritala Sambo had asked the National Judicial Council to suspend the appointment of five new judges to the Kwara State judiciary.
In a petition addressed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the NJC dated October 29, Sambo faulted the constitution of the Kwara State Judicial Service Commission and non-availability of infrastructure including courtrooms and other logistics that would enhance the  performances of the new judges.
He also alleged that the selection process was marred by nepotism and favouritism.

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