IHEDIOHA SWEARS IN NINE NEW JUDGES IN IMO
Seven newly appointed judges of the Imo State High Court have been sworn in by Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
Also sworn in are two judges of the State Customary Court of Appeal.
Performing the ceremony, Chief Ihedioha said his administration would continue to uphold judicial independence and abide by the rule of law.
Governor Ihedioha, who addressed the judges shortly after the inauguration, said his administration would do everything within its means to facilitate quick dispensation of justice.
He explained that steps had been taken by the government to enact laws that would promote good governance and reposition the judicial system to enhance service delivery.
The Chief Judge of the state Justice Paschal Nnadi thanked the governor for increasing the workforce at the bench, noting that judges in the state were overwhelmed by number of cases they entertained.
Responding on behalf of the newly inaugurated judges, Justice Grace Chukwumere of the state high court expressed gratitude for the elevation and promised to abide by their oath of office and allegiance.
Of the seven high court judges, five were females while one of the two judges of the customary court of appeal is also a female.