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Anambra JSC Dismisses Lawyer from Court Over Misconduct, Warns Against Indiscipline


From Ignatius Okpara, Awka

The Anambra State Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has dismissed a lawyer, Barrister Ray Onwuachu, from the Achina Customary Court over falsification of records he brought before it.

This was contained in a statement issued at the end of the state’s 215th JSC meeting, which was signed by its Executive Secretary, Christian Nnabuihe and made available to the newsmen in Awka, the state capital.

The release indicated that the commission had during its last assemblage, deliberated over many issues concerning the administration, staff welfare and discipline, retirements and promotions in the state’s Judicial Service.

It stated “in line with its statutory functions and avowed commitment to staff welfare, control and discipline, which are critical ingredients for optimal performance in the Judicial Service, the Commission passionately considered the representations of the Deputy Chief Registrars and appropriately placed them on good and competitive salaries …in the same rank as Learned Chief Magistrate 1/Learned Presidents 1 of the Magistrate/Customary courts”.

The commission stressed that it was in utmost desire to show its aversion for indiscipline and lack of transparency, decided against Onwuachu after due hearing from all concerned.

Meanwhile, the commission has advised members of the public and staff with genuine complaints against officers of the commission to present them to the body, but warned against witch-hunting, saying it would no longer spare corrupt or incompetent staff; neither would it hesitate to use its enormous powers to bring frivolous complainants to book.





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