Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has sworn in three judges into the Abia State Judiciary with a charge to them to ensure sustainable dispensation of justice for the common good of all in the State.
The Governor spoke after the administration of the oath of allegiance on the new Judges- Justice Chimezie Chido Nwakanma, Justice Philomena Onyedi Nweke and Justice Phoebe Alvan Okoronkwo – by the State Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Uzoamaka Ikonne, at Government House, Umuahia on Wednesday.
He described the Judiciary as the last hope of the common man.
Justices Nwakanma and Nweke will sit as Judges of the High Court while Justice Okoronkwo will sit at the Customary Court of Appeal.
Ikpeazu, who was represented by the Deputy Sir, Ude-Oko Chukwu, stressed the need for the three new judges to abide by their oath of office and allegiance to ensure that the essence of their being elevated will be actualized in the State.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Justice Chimezie Chido Nwakanma while expressing their gratitude to the Governor and Abians for the trust bestowed upon them, promised not to take it for granted but to do their best to ensure that the administration and dispensation of Justice in the State is carried out accordingly.
The State’s Chief Judge, Justice Onuoha Ogwe, the President of Abia State Customary Court, Justice Anyalewechi Onwuchekwa, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Uche Ihediwa and other legal luminaries in the state witnessed the swearing-in ceremony.