Strong indications have emerged that the independence of the Bauchi State Judiciary may have been compromised at the moment, following the way the State Ag. Chief Judge, is handling some cases believed to be against the Government of Bauchi State.
Universalreporters247.com learnt that the Ag. Chief Judge Justice Hamidu N. Kunaza may after all be on the side of the current of Government in Bauchi State.
A close source within the Bauchi State Judiciary who pleaded not to be mentioned, told this medium that with the way the Ag. Chief Judge is handling the suit of the of alleged N4 billion loan collected by the State Government from the United Bank for Africa, UBA, indicates that the State Ag. Chief Judge is indeed on the side of the Government.
“How can you justify the action of the Ag. Chief Judge when he waited for over two weeks before assigning the suit, which was filed first week of January, 2016 for mention, and even after that, the same case was adjourned to February 8 for hearing?”
“The questions that calls for answer is this, why wait this long before the case was called for mention and why also the long adjournment,” the source said.
The source further alleged that the Ag. Chief Judge has after the suit was file visited the Governor with the briefs and perfected modalities on how to sabotage the litigation process. “As we speak now, the Ag. Chief Judge has in the state judiciary circle, earned himself the popular nickname, SA Legal.”
It would be recalled that a citizen and a taxpayer in Bauchi Alhaji Nasiru Ibrahim Darazo has dragged the Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar before Bauchi State High Court in a suit number BA/258/15 that seek for the determination whether the Governor has the power within the provisions of section 128 and 129 of the 1999 constitution as amended to source for, collect, and utilized the N4bn on behalf of the state government without the approval of the state House of Assembly.