Katsina State Governor Swears-in Three New High Court Judges

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari on Tuesday swore in three new Justices of the State High Court. The swearing in ceremony which took place at the state government house was witnessed by top government functionaries from the three arms of government and other well wishers.

The Jurists sworn in by the Governor Masari are Hon. Justice Ibrahim Isyaku Mashi, Hon. Justice Kabir Sha’aibu and Hon. Justice Abubakar Ibrahim Maude.Shortly after they took the oath of office, Governor Masari in his remark said the swearing in of the new judges “has given the state additional capacity to witness justice delivery.”

He stressed further on the need to improve the speed of judgement delivery among stakeholders in the Justice sector.

Governor Masari further encouraged judges in the State to work towards speedy disposition of criminal cases to involve arrest, investigation and prosecution as he says, “the government is seriously disturbed with the trend of blame games by justice sector actors.”

Hon. Justice Shuaibu Is the immediate past Chief Registrar High Court of Justice Katsina.

Ibrahim Isiyaku Mashi is the immediate past Secretary Judicial Service commission, Katsina State.They both served as magistrates up to the rank of Chief Magistrates.

Similarly, the Governor said the trend by lawyers to secure bail for persons charged with serious offences has been detrimental to the fight against insecurity in the state. According to Masari “The Nigeria Bar Association, NBA must call its members who habitually apply for the release of suspected bandits, rapist and armed robbers through the instrument of fundamental human right enforcement to be suspended and avoid compromise undercover.”

“We are on an unusual time of serious security challenges, must therefore put our heads together to address this unusual challenges.

“We have incidences where suspected bandits, terrorists, armed robbers, and rapists were released on bail only for them to commit the same offense. Such ugly incidences could have been averted if the bail was not granted at all.

“In order to address this ugly trend, I summoned a meeting with all stakeholders in criminal justice administration, and after the meeting, the Honorable Chief Judge, issued a directive to fast track investigation and prosecution of serious criminal cases between the security agencies, the State Ministry of Justice and Court with each agency is giving a frame of time to end the issues concern.

“To this development, the end of justice will be met and criminals would be appropriately punished for their crimes which serve as a deterrent to others,” he said.

The Governor also announced the approval of the State judiciary to continue with the process of transforming the court and judicial proceeds into technology driving.


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