“Judiciary, victim of corruption”, says former Chief Judge

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Justice Ibrahim Auta

Justice Ibrahim Auta, a former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, says the judiciary, especially the judges have become victims of corruption allegation in the country.

Auta made the assertion during the conferment of Award of Excellence on him by the Society Watch Media Ltd. (SWML), an NGO, on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said that because judges were barred from speaking to the press, most of the corruption allegation levelled against them often appeared to be true.

The former chief judge said that corruption perceptions about judges were becoming acceptable because the people believed whatever they read in the media without verification.

Auta said that there was no country and sector devoid of corruption, adding that it was only the magnitude of the practice that differed.

He said that the country was faced with many challenges and problems ranging from…

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