Bauchi state government has been urged to pay over N244 million to six retired judges in the state.
Four of judges had already died while two are alive.
The request was contained in a letter addressed to governor Mohammed Abubakar through the Secretary to the State Government.
According to the letter signed by Barrister Isah Mohammed on behalf of the retired and deceased judges stated that they were engaged as Solicitors for the retired judicial officers.
“We are engaged as Solicitors to the underlisted retired Judicial Officers and the estate claimants of Bauchi State Judiciary (Herein reffered to as “Our Clients”), on whose instructions and directive we write you.
“Your Excellency may wish to be informed that some of the deceased judicial officers had been paid part of their gratuity, more particularly, Late Hon. Justice Sabo Suleiman Darazo, Late Hon. Justice Bala Umar and Late Khadi Ibrahim Mohammed Liman and after the review of their entitlements by the Pension Board the balaance is yet to be paid them,”the letter stated.
“It is imperative to note that the judicial officers demand is in tandem with the extant laws as per the ‘Certain Political, Public and Judicial Holders (Salaries and Aallowances, etc) (Amendment Act No 1 of 2008, which took effect from 1st January, 2007 and the schedule Of Service, applicable to Judicial Officers of State Judiciaries.”
The six retired and deceased Judicial Officers are; Former Bauchi State Chief Judge,Late Justice Sabo Suleiman Darazo, Late Justice Bala Umar, Khadi Hamidu Gambo Bununu, Late Khadi Ibrahim Mohammed Liman, Late Khadi Aminu Halliru Usman and Khadi Mohammed Shuaibu.