See How Judge Was Treated For Passing Unfair Judgment

A country with judicial system polluted with corruption cannot get it right at any stage. The importance of judiciary cannot be underscored in nations’ policy and decision making.

When the root of plant is decayed, it spreads death to all parts of the plant. Judiciary is the tool to fighting corruption. If the sector is corrupt, it multiplies the corruption in other sectors.

A corrupt judge would accept a brown envelope to set a corrupt official free. Distribution of equity and justice have no space in his ‘modus oprandi’.

See how this judge was malhandled for dispensing bias and corruption:

16th century painting showing the skinning alive of a corrupt judge, Sisamnes, in the year 500BC.

Sisamnes was a corrupt royal judge at the time of Cambyses ll in Persia.

It was discovered that he took a bribe in court and passed an unfair judgement. As a consequence the king ordered that he be arrested for his corruption and ordered that he be skinned alive.

Before passing judgement the king asked Sisamnes who he wished to nominate as his successor. Sisamnes, in his greed, chose his son, Otanes.

The king agreed and appointed Otanes to replace his father. He subsequently passed judgement and ordered that Sisamnes removed skin should be used to upholster the seat on which the new judge would sit in court to remind him of the potential consequences of corruption.

Otanes, in his deliberations, was forced to always remember that he was always sitting on the skin of his executed father. This helped to ensure fairness and equity in all his hearings, deliberations and sentences.

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