Kebbi State High Court has recalled the Chief Magistrate of Court lll, Birnin Kebbi, Umar Salihu Kokan to the headquarters for allegedly slapping a State Counsel, Abdullahi Bawa Dan Bauchi and two other persons.
In a statement by the Chief Registrar, Kebbi State High Court, Hussain Abdullahi Zuru yesterday, the court said the action was necessitated by an allegation of gross and judicial misconduct against him by the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Birnin Kebbi that the Magistrate slapped a State Counsel, Abdullahi Bawa Dan Bauchi and two other persons.
“The act took place at the premises of Chief Magistrate’s Court I, Birnin Kebbi, where he was assigned to take over a case against the same staff of the Ministry of High Education, Birnin Kebbi,” the Registrar said.
“Accordingly, the office of the Chief Registrar hereby directs his recall to the headquarters, pending the outcome of the report of an Administrative Committee set up to investigate the matter.”
In a related development, the Kebbi State High Court has also suspended Chief Magistrate Mustapha Umar-Maccido of Kalgo Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kalgo Local Council of Kebbi State for allegedly absconding from his duty post.