Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sworn-in Honourable Justice Henry A. Olusiyi as the Chief Judge of Kogi State and Honourable Justice Bayo Olowosegun as the President of the Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal.

The Special Staff Verification Committee inaugurated by the Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi, said it has uncovered fraud in the state judiciary.

The chairman of the committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Alhassan, disclosed this while presenting the report, in Lokoja, the state capital.

The report indicted the personnel department of the judiciary for alleged administrative negligence.

He said lapses were discovered in the Personnel Department on improper documentation of staff information, as well as job description within the terms of reference, the report testified.


The report stated that the problems have contributed to a lot of administrative lapses in the system.

The two-volume report captured all the terms of reference handed the committee and made its recommendations, Alhassan explained.

Speaking, the Ag. CJ said that the report will be thoroughly scrutinized before implementation.

Described the irregularities as unfortunate, he said the management is resolved to carry out an in-house screening of the recommendations without fear or favour.

He commended members of the committee for carrying out their assignment diligently and within stipulated time frame.

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