The Kogi State House of Assembly has recommended the sack of the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, for alleged gross misconduct.
This followed the adoption of the report and recommendations of the house committee on public account which indicted the Kogi State High Court and Kogi Hajj Commission for financial breaches.
The decision of the house comes a day after judiciary workers in the state protested against an alleged plot by the state government to remove Ajanah from office.
The judiciary workers carried various placards with the inscription, “Why are you punishing us”, ” Pay us our salary”, “Bello you benefited from judiciary why are you fighting us”.
After the report was read by the House Deputy Majority Leader, Ahmed Mohammed (APC Ankpa II Constituency) at the House, the lawmakers suggested that Ajanah stepped aside in order to defend himself.
The house, however, directed the state government to urgently resume payment of salaries of judicial workers.
Speaking durng the protest on Monday, the state Chairman of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Comrade Emmanuel Waniko, noted that the union was forced to act following the reports that there were moves by Governor Yahaya Bello and the Speaker to disobey the subsisting December 13, 2018 order of the High Court of Kogi State Koton-Karfe division, which asked the state assembly to stay any action on the ongoing impasse between the executive and judiciary arms of the state.