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GURAMA L. DEKOM V. JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION, PLATEAU STATE

(2010) JELR 33277 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/206/2002  •  16 Feb 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA; IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA;

Judgement

Z. A. BULKACHUWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant, a Higher Executive officer on Grade Level 08/7 was the Registrar of the Chief Magistrate Court Barkin Ladi was dismissed by the Respondent on 2nd April, 2001. Consequent to his posting to the Chief Magistrate Court Barkin Ladi, he was the officer in charge of the open Registry of the Plateau State Judiciary, whose responsibilities included the receiving of mails, filing of same and forwarding the mails to the staff officer and responding to the mails within and outside the Plateau State Judiciary on behalf of the Chief Registrar.

In the course of his duties in 2000, the Appellant signed in service forms for some staff of the Respondent on behalf of the Chief Registrar for which he was queried for forgery on 9/1/2000.

A Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee chaired by the Chief Registrar was set up by the Respondent on the allegation of forgery. The appellant appeared before the Committee and on 2/4/2001 was issue…

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