Kogi Judiciary Staff Slumps, Dies over Non- Payment of Salaries

Barely few days after judiciary staff of Kogi State resumed duty from their 5-month old industrial dispute with the state government, the Magistrate court II, Lokoja was thrown into mourning mood on Thursday, as it lost one of its dedicated staff, Mrs. Fatimah Noah, to the cold hands of death.

It was gathered that Mrs. Noah, a widow, popularly known as Mama Danlandi in her working place, slumped and died around 8.pm on Thursday in her residence in Lokoja, over a yet-to-be-established illness.

An eyewitness said she resumed work on Monday with her colleagues, as JUSUN called off the strike action, after National Judicial Council (NJC) resolved the trade disputes between the judiciary and Kogi State Government; and has been consistently be on duty without complain of any form of medical complication.

According to a colleague of hers, the late Mama Danladi was seen on duty on Thursday without betraying any emotion of a sickness or any form of discomfort in or around her, until she closed and left for home.

“Mama Danladi who had not taken salaries for the past one year, and a widow with children in tertiary institutions, was said to have scouted for just #20,000 three days ago to address pressing need of one of her sons in the school without success”, the source stressed.

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