Published On: Thu, May 11th, 2017

Judicial Service Council fires officials for corruption

The Judicial Service Commission has kicked out members of Somalia’s justice sector, including the appeals court chairman and the Attorney General after being accused of corruption, power abuse.

Luul Mohamed Thaabit, a member of the Commission told Radio Shabelle that they have sacked high court chief, the appeals court chairman, Attorney General and Benadir regional court head.

She added that the legal officials have been removed from offices by Somalia’s Judicial Service Commission after receiving public complaints over widespread injustices and corruption.

Thaabit highlighted that the Judicial Service Commission has sent the dismissal memo of the  above mentioned public servants to the office of Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo for approval.

Dr Mukhtar Nur Abukar, who worked for Somalia’s judiciary division said Judicial Service Commission is legally permitted to sack such officials, if found guilty or violate the law.

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