The Acting Judge of Cross River State, Justice Eyo Effiom Ita has confirmed the non-payment of salaries of over thirty Magistrates in the state.
Justice Ita speaking with newsmen in Calabar, said he was aware of the situation, but he did not know for how long the Magistrates had been owed.
“I was appointed Acting Chief Judge two and a half months ago, and I heard that some Magistrates were appointed, but the governor said he did not give clearance for their appointment and so will not pay them,” he said.
The Acting State Chief Judge further explained that no one could change the situation until Gov Ben Ayade changes his disposition.
He noted that all interventions had been made, but the Governor insists he never approved their employment.