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BRIBE: NJC SUSPENDS ZAMFARA HIGH COURT JUDGE

By NBF News

The National Judicial Council's (NJC) hammer has fallen on Justice Musa Ibrahim Anka of the Zamfara State High Court who has been suspended from office with immediate effect for allegedly receiving bribe.

Only recently, a High Court judge with the Bauchi State Judiciary, Justice Habibu Idris, was sent on compulsory retirement by the State Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, on the recommendation of the NJC. He was found quilty by the NJC of street fighting and attempted abduction of one Kassim Danlami Shall.

A press statement issued by the NJC said Justice Anka was suspended for allegedly receiving bribe from one Zubairu Abdulmalik to deliver judgment in his favour.

The statement signed by Secretary to the NJC, Danladi Halilu, reads, 'the suspension is sequel to the petition written against Hon. Justice Anka by the Zamfara State Director of State Security Services (SSS) that he received bribe from one Zubairu Abdulmalik in order to deliver judgment in his favour.

'Thus, in the exercise of the powers under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at its recent meeting of July 7 and 8 2010, the National Judicial Council decided to suspend Hon. justice Ibrahim Anka from office till further notice.'