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Allah’ll query all juries, Emir cautions Sharia Court Judges



Allah’ll query all juries, Emir cautions Sharia Court Judges

Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari has called on the judges, especially Sharia court judges to always be fair while dispensing justice, saying that all juries would be questioned by Allah on how they dispense justice. Speaking when he received the newly appointed Kwara State Sharia Court judge, (Khadi), Justice Mas’ud Adebayo Oniye, the emir said that judges are playing the role of Almighty Allah on the surface of the earth. He said that their responsibilities in the society require God’s guidance.

Alhaji Gambari added that judges are indispensable in any society such that without the law and the judges who will orderliness, the society wouldn’t be what it is. He called on the members of the bar and bench to ensure that they demonstrate the fear of Almighty while discharging their duties.

Earlier in his remark, the Justice Oniye, said that he was mindful of the delicate and sensitive nature his appointment, pledging to do all his best to ensure that he discharges his duties as spelt out in the constitution.

He said:” I promised to put in my utmost best like I have always done in the course of my career. I am mindful of the delicate and sensitive nature, as well as the enormity of the position I have just been saddled with.”

Justice Oniye added that Kwara State is enriched with a vast assemblage of learned personalities who can boastfully read and write not only from left to right, but also from right to left. Commending the state governor, Dr Adulfatah Ahmed over his appointment, Justice Oniye described as ignorant, the assertion in some quarters that the crop of the personnel manning the Sharia Court of Appeal in the State are not well grounded in both the law and language of the Sharia.

“I make bold to say that all the Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal glowingly passed through the crucible competence and qualifying test of the appointing authorities, as laid down by the Constitution and the relevant laws, guidelines and regulations,” he said. For speed justice dispensation, he appealed to the state governor to appoint more judges for the state Sharia Court, adding that the state Sharia court traditionally used to have about 7 Kadis.

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