YAHAYA ZAKKA MINNA
Thirteen Legal Aides in Niger State have been elevated to Magistrates status to handle some magistrate Courts across the state.
The Chief Justice of the state Aliyu Muhammad Mayaki in his speech during the swearing in ceremony urged the Magistrates to see themselves as very important and should respect themselves so that they can be respected.
Chief Justice Mayaki said for them to succeed in dispensing Justice they should be able to withstand any attempt by any quarters to bribe them either from the executive , legislative or even from the judiciary.
He told them not to be confrontational neither rude but to be firm and should acquaint themselves with the rule of procedure.
He called on Magistrates in the state to always handle cases that is within their jurisdiction”though criminal Justice reform is already taking care of that” adding that henceforth cases will now be sent to direct court that has jurisdiction to entertain such.
The Legal Aids elevated to Magistrates are as follows,Aisha Muhammad Mayaki, Ahmed Aliyu Musa, Ibrahim Kaula Abubakar,Danjuma Dangana, Mohammed Abubakar,Gambo Tukura.Hamza Suyuti,Nasiru Mohammed Attahiru, Mohammed Mai-Beza, Amina Mohammed Kudu,Fatima Mohammed,Umar Abdullahi Danlami and Abdulkadir Zakariya
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