Kano: Retired  court  judges moves to help curb insecurity


Kano: Retired  court  judges moves to help curb insecurity

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Retired  Area and Shariah court judges have averred their intention to help curb the security challenges confronting Nigeria.

The  retired benchers under the aegis of  the new association, formed in Kano and headed by  Musa Abdullahi Ahmed, speaking in Kano on Thursday said their association was formed to help serve the interest of justice.

Speaking on a private radio station, Arewa radio,  breakfast  progranme , Musa explained that  retired judges posses the experience that could be deployed to help to fight all types of menace confronting the society.

He note that the body  of retired judges was formed in Kano, hopefully that  it would spread and attract membership from   all parts of Nigeria, noting that they are  with the aim  that its members will utilize their Alternative  Dispute Resolution, ADR skills to resolve problems in their communities.

The retired judges said their  intention is to help bring an end to farmers herders clashes, issues of inheritance , help address  the ongoing  decongestion process of the custodial facilties, couple with confronting the overloading of courts  with cases that  have culminate to slowing down  court procedures .

Musa  added that the association will  embark on advocacy that will call for  the promulgation of rules that will pegged down   a time frame  within which for  courts to dispatch off with cases before them, explaining  that this will help facilitate  the timely dispensation of justice.

He further added that ,  retired judges under the umbrella of the body  will serve as a consortium of pro bono advisers to the courts and those responsible for the administration of the justice sector in Nigeria, to better serve the interest of justice.


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