CJN Warns Court Registrars Against Corruption
Posted: 23/Sep/2014

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, has warned court registrars against soliciting and collecting bribe from unscrupulous litigants.

She gave the warning at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) Abuja yesterday during the opening ceremony of a workshop for secretaries, court registrars, process clerks and bailiffs.

She said, “If you indulge in any misconduct no matter how minimal and you are caught or reasonably suspected to have done so, you will not only be disgraced out of the judiciary, but will also be made to face the legal consequences of your ignoble and nefarious actions,” the CJN said.

The CJN, who was represented by Justice Walter Onnoghen, a justice of the Supreme Court, noted that the public are now more critical of the conduct of judicial staff.

“Some of the corrupt ones amongst you have gone ahead to solicit for and collect millions of naira from unscrupulous litigants on the pretext that they are acting for judicial officers handling their cases. This is bad and reprehensible,” she said.