Another Petition Filed to Remove DPP Haji From Office

November 23, 2021

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji is under fire after another petition was filed seeking his removal from office.

One Charles Rubia is the man behind the fourth petition against DPP Haji; he alleges that the Office of the DPP is tainted with corrupt and malicious practices, favouritism, and gross misconduct, as well as high degrees of incompetence.

The petitioner further claims that the recruitment process of staff in the ODPP is polluted.

“It is evident lately, that shortlisting of candidates has been based on tribalism, nepotism and clannism instead of qualification,” added Rubia.

He claims that there have been unfair promotions and deployment of prosecutors in the office of the DPP.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, Rubia alleges that the transfers of State lawyers have led to the dragging of cases and disruption of court proceedings.

“There has been no explanation as to why the DPP has discontinued the services of well-seasoned Senior Prosecution Counsels and replaced them with junior counsels who are yet to gain the requisite experience,” read court papers.

Rubia further claims that the ODPP HR Manual has been violated severally, and accuses Haji of having the last say on who should get the job or not.

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