The Performing Chief Decide of Cross River State, Hon Justice Eyo Efiom Ita has ordered the 29 Protesting Magistrates within the state to vacate their sits in numerous courts within the state pending the decision of the matter involving their two years wage.
In an announcement titled ‘Withdrawal from sitting in Court docket’ issued by the Registrar, Edem N. Okokon, the Performing Chief Decide regretted the shortcoming of the state authorities to pay the Justice of the Peace’s salaries since their appointment in February 2019/
“I’ve the directive of the Lordship of the Hon Performing Chief Decide of Cross River State Hon Justice Eyo Efiom Ita to tell you that in view of the State Authorities lack of ability to pay your wage since your appointment in February 2019, you might be hereby withdrawn from sitting in courtroom until additional discover”
The assertion stated the continual keep in courtroom of the magistrates could be exposing them to deprave practices, “There is no such thing as a conscientious cause to have allowed you’re employed with out pay for all this whereas as you could be tempted to fall into corrupt follow as a way to serve
“There are in reality, a handful of studies already acquired towards a few of such magistrates therefore this directive. Accordingly, you might be suggested to remain at house till the problem of your salaries is settled. We remorse each inconvenience this may occasionally trigger you however it’s obligatory for the curiosity of our Judiciary” the assertion added.
Performing Chief Decide orders 29 protesting Magistrates to vacate courts