Anambra swears-in first female Chief Judge

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The Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano has sworn in a new acting chief judge for the state. She is Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu.

Onwuamaegbu is the first female (Acting) Chief Judge in Anambra state and replaced Justice Peter Umeadi, who retired from service, voluntarily.

Speaking during the swearing in ceremony, Gov Obiano said the appointment would further re-position the state judiciary to effectively address the problem of delayed dispensation of justice.

He assured her of his administration’s support to enable her deliver on her new mandate. On her part, the attorney general of the state, Dr Uju Nworgu, emphasised that the 1999 constitution empowers the state governor to appoint and swear in an acting chief judge when there is vacancy.

Mrs. Nworgu noted that the governor deemed it necessary to appoint Justice Onwuamaegbu as new acting chief judge, in her capacity as the most senior among the judges of the state High Court.

Responding, Onwuamaegbu promised to build on the legacies of his predecessors in office and to ensure speedy dispensation of justice, in the state.

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