– Judge Blamo DixonA criminal court ‘C’ Judge yesterday publicly accused some of his colleagues of behaving like cowards in front of Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor. Judge Dixon’s criticism of his colleagues followed repeated reports of disunity among members of the the National Trial Judges Association of Liberia (NTJAL). Judge Dixon said those ‘cowardly behaving judges’ were constantly writing complaints against their colleagues to the Chief Justice without recognizing the existence of the association that is clothed with the authority to intervene in matters relating to judges. Though Dixon did not mention any situation or letter against a particular judge to the Chief Justice, he maintained that the practice of finger pointing has opened a floodgate of complaints. Apart from his accusation against other judges, Dixon also accused court support staff and bailiffs (court officers) of allegedly extorting money from people who take cases to court (party litigants).
Source: Daily Observer November 14, 2017 02:26 UTC