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APPEAL COURT REGISTRAR DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION

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The Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Aliyu Ibrahim, has debunked allegations of corruption in the handling of the finances of the Court.

Ibrahim dismissed as baseless media reports which alleged that there are furtive moves to subject himself and the acting President of the Court, Justice Dalhatu Adamu, to probe over alleged corrupt practices and mismanagement of the court's finances in the last nine months.

A national daily had reported that moves were being made to prove an alleged misapplication of funds which began when Adamu took over in acting capacity in August.

But Ibrahim said there was no iota of truth in the allegation, just as there is no hint of query or investigation of any form or reprimand against the leadership and or management of the appellate court from within or outside the court.

He similar denied that the salaries of the justices of the court were not duly paid. He said the court only pays salaries upon receipt of allocation from the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Speaking on the alleged purchase of 'frivolous' items for Justices of the court, Ibrahim said it has been the practice to supply justices of the court with items they need, and in line with procurement processes of the court.

On the award of contracts, he said all contracts were awarded in line with the provisions of the law.