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AMOLATAR: Magistrate Suspended for Absenteeism 

The Judiciary has suspended the magistrate for Amolatar District, Mr Nasuru Magomu amid concerns over poor performance and absconding from duty.

Magomu was suspended after the Principal Judge Flavian Zeija visited Amolatar court and did not find him on duty.

Subsequently, the acting Chief Registrar of court wrote to Magomu asking him to explain himself. The registrar says Magomu’s explanation for his absence from duty was unsatisfactory and forwarded his case to the JSC for disciplinary action.

“On June 24, 2020, while carrying out inspections of the courts in Northern Uganda, the Principal Judge Flavian Zeija and his team visited Amolatar magistrate’s court. There was no judicial officer or court staff at the court and the premises were bushy and deserted,” the interdiction letter to Mr. Magomu reads in part.

“This is to forward His Worship Magomu Nasuru to the Judicial Service Commission for disciplinary action,” the letter dated July 10 further reads.

About two weeks ago, two registrars of the High Court in Masaka and Executions Division Ms. Cissy Mudhasi and Mr. Deo Nzeyimana respectively were also interdicted for allegedly issuing one-sided or irregular garnishee orders.

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