Enlarged ADR committee wades into community conflict in Anambra
Anambra State Judiciary has approved an enlarged Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) committee to look into the conflict in Anambra community divided about the name to adopt between Nkerehi and Umuchukwu.
The conflict had stalled the opening of a High Court built by an indigene of the town, Dr. Godwin Maduka, who preferred the community bears Umuchukwu.
This is a follow up to an earlier Committee put in place on July 25, 2017, during a meeting between the Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi with the Chairmen and Secretaries of NBA branches in Anambra State, aimed at finding solution to the impasse.
The Chief Registrar of Anambra State Judiciary, Mr Lawrence Uzuodu in a statement issued in Awka said the committee, which has a three-point term of reference, “shall invite all legal practitioners in all the suits, which they discover pertains to the debacle.”
The Committee, which is to submit its report to the Chief Registrar, within 30 days from the date of its inaugural sitting, would conduct its proceedings within the premises of Aguata Judicial division. The sitting place shall be open and accessible to the public.
The 14 members committee, which comprise lawyers, includes its Chairman, Mr. Clifford Okoye (SAN), Chairman of NBA Aguata Branch, while a legal Research Assistant with the State Judiciary, Uche Aguolu would function as the Secretary.
Other members of the Committee are Chief Ikenna Egbuna SAN, Chief Chris Ogom-Adimora, Chief S.U.S Mbanaso, Prof. Ogugua Ikpeze, Chief E.E Egbunonu, Ben Okoko, Chuka Obele Chuka, Chief S.U Anyia, Chineze Obiano, Mrs Helen Obi, Adaobinna Edozie and Deputy Chief Registrar (Special Duties) Chinelo Peters.
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