Former Chief Magistrate protests for benefits
Former Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder Allen is fuming over the Judicial Service Commission’s delay in putting together her record of service so she can be paid all benefits. Holder-Allen who is now in practice as an attorney is convinced that there may be efforts to block the payments to her.
She resigned from the Chief magistrate post just about two months ago after being on leave for over 4 years awaiting a judicial investigation into allegations of misconduct against her. That probe never got underway; Now Holder Allen believes the frustration could continue and has launched a protest outside the Court of Appeal where the acting Chancellor of the Judiciary has his office.
Sources close to the judicial service commission have explained to this newscast that the process of putting together the record of service could take time; the former chief magistrate is not convinced of that.
Juliet Holder Allen served as a magistrate for close to two decades and over the years never hid her concerns about the local judicial system, on many occasions calling out senior members of the judiciary who she believes were out to tarnish her reputation. She intends to continue her protest outside the Court of appeal until she is paid all of her benefits.