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Bauchi gets two grand khadis in one week


Bauchi State Government has sworn in two acting grand khadis of the State Sharia Court of Appeal in one week.    The State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on April 6, sworn in Khadi Muhammad Abubakar three days to his retirement from office. He was appointed the acting grand khaki of the Sharia Court of Appeal. This happened when the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria was on strike. Abubakar could not go to his office till his brief tenure ended on April 9, 2021. Another Acting Grand Khadi, Umar Ahmad Liman, was sworn in on April 10.      

Mohammed, while speaking at the Liman swearing-in, said that: “Just about three days ago, we swore in an acting grand khadi and because of the tradition of the judiciary that there should be no gap, we are here today, to swear in another acting Grand khadi because the tenure of the one we swore in three days ago has passed. They are all heroes in their divide and our collective journey as a people.   Mohammed noted that the judiciary has come to stay and it must be the hope of the common man and part of the nation because of the dispensation of justice.   “We are grateful to our leaders who have been able to entrench the Sharia doctrine to this level. We have had so many grand khadis.    

“We need peace, we need the enforcement of reward and punishment, but I must say I am disappointed with the other leg, the Sharia and the Grand Khadis, they have not been having the teeth to bite. They must be able to do it in such a manner that they will be the hope to enforce discipline because they have all it takes.”    He maintained that the state was ready to give all the leverage, latitudes and the allowance to operate.    

“We will no longer tolerate the situation where they feel they are toothless bulldogs, if there is anything we can do to reinforce their capacity to dispense justice, we will do that.”   

“We have seen how the smaller Sharia Courts, Smaller Alkali Courts, they are all under you and we are having corruption among them, a lot of corruption, we are not giving them magistrates, I am sorry, sometimes it takes a lot but we must say the truth.    “I think we have more than 1,000 Alkalis but you see, a lot of things are happening in the villages and that is why the majority of the people are women and that is why the majority of the people are exposed to the challenges of life,” he said.


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