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New Abia judges pledge commitment to service


The three new judges who were sworn inducted into the Abia State judiciary yesterday promised to be committed and serve the state conscientiously in delivering justice promptly and without fear or favour.

Making the pledge during their swearing in, they assured that they would not take their elevation for granted, but would do their best to justify their appointment and ensure that administration and dispensation of justice was done in accordance with the law.

They are, justices Chimezie Chido Nwakanma, Philomena Onyedi Nweke and Phoebe Alvan Okoronkwo.


Speaking after the State Solicitor General, Mrs. Uzoamaka Ikonne, administered the oath of office on them, Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Ude Oko Chukwu, told them to live above board in the discharge of their duties.

“Having successfully passed through the process of selection up to the National Judicial Council (NJC) level and approved to being unveiled as justices of the state high court, you should abide by your oath of office to ensure that the essence of your being elevated is actualised in the state,” he stressed.

He added that their emergence would facilitate dispensation of justice in the state’s judiciary.


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