Tribunal Judge Rejects Bribe, Rains Curse On Anyone Who Collects Money On Her Behalf

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As candidates, parties and their supporters eagerly waits the outcome of petitions, the chairman of Kano State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Justice Flora Azinge, has expressed her anger over attempts by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, to bribe her.

Speaking in open court before the commencement of the session on Tuesday in Kano, the judge lamented how senior lawyers particularly would engage in the unethical practice.

Although she did not disclose the identity of the senior lawyer, Ms Azinge said the SAN in question has a pending case before the tribunal.

“A Senior Advocate of Nigeria who has a pending case before me is attempting to bribe me. Money has been flying in this tribunal since yesterday.

“Whoever collects money on my behalf, God will punish that person and his generation yet unborn — to the fourth generation.

“They keep abusing judges, insulting us everyday in the papers, in the media — that we are taking bribe.

“Let me repeat again that nobody should approach me with money”, she added.

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