JSC decides to sack Dhaandhoo Chief Magistrate over sexual assault allegations

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has decided to sack Chief Magistrate of Dhaandhoo Magistrate Court Luayyu Ibrahim from his post over sexual abuse allegations.

Twenty-two cases regarding Luayyu were filed with the JSC. After investigating the cases, JSC decided that there was no violation of the Code of Conduct for Judges in 20 of the cases. However, the remaining two cases were found to have proved misconduct. The commission approved its investigation report into the matter at its meeting held Sunday.

The JSC Tuesday said that the commission's investigation proved that Luayyu Ibrahim committed sexual assault against an employee of the Dhaandhoo Magistrate's Court. The second charge proven against Luayyu was that he was involved in the business during court hours and other times while judges are prohibited from doing business for financial gain. The JSC said the commission's investigation also proved that Luayyu attempted to influence the witnesses in the case.

Although the JSC has decided to remove Luayyu from his post, his termination will become official only after the Parliament approves his termination.