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.