Sharia Court Judge Dismissed Over Bribery Allegations

A judge of the Sharia High Court in Maiduguri, Borno State, Alkali Mohammed Suguli has been dismissed having been found guilty of corruption.

The Borno State Judicial Service Commission announced the dismissal on Friday after considering the report of the Public Complaints Committee which investigated a petition by one Bukar Karkarma against the accused.

Suguli of Yerwa Civil Sharia Court I, Maiduguri, was said to have “unlawfully sold inherited property” and was dismissed for gross misconduct.



    A statement signed by the secretary of the Borno State Judicial Service Commission, Baba Goni Adam, read: “The Commission accepted the report of the Public Complaint Committee which found Alkali Mohammed Suguli guilty of gross misconduct in the case of Mallam Bukar Karkarma versus Alhaji Bashir Liman.”

    Investigations revealed that the sack of Suguli came after long drawn legal battle that commenced since 2006 when the petitioner,  Karkarma, wrote to the state chief judge seeking redress in the suit before the (now) expelled judge.

    The petitioner had alleged that thet judge received bribes to give a ruling against him in the suit between “Mallam Bukar Karkarma versus Alhaji Bashir Liman”, where an order was given for the selling of his inherited property.

    Suguli’s expulsion is with effect from October 31, 2013, according to the statement.


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