Gov Ortom swears in customary court judge

Florence Ugbem

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has sworn-in judge of Customary Court of Appeal with a charge to the Benue State Judiciary on timely dispensation of justice in the state as they carryout their duties.

The governor gave the charge Monday at the New Banquet Hall Benue People’s House at the swearing-in of Mrs Engo Elizabeth Aleje as judge of Customary Court of Appeal, he charged the new judge and other judges to dispense justice timely, stating that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man.

Represented by his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu, he congratulated Mrs Aleje, who he said was found worthy, due to her hard work, dedication and competence, adding that her appointment is based on pure professional seniority and competence and urged her to carryout her duties without fear and favour. He also appealed to her colleagues to give her the necessary support in the line of duty.

Governor Ortom who described the state judiciary as one of the finest in the country, stated that they have made the state proud over the years.

He emphasised that his administration will never take the judiciary for granted and pledged the state goverments’ commitment and support to the judiciary.

In her response, the newly sworn in judge, Mrs Aleje who thanked the state governor for finding her worthy, also thanked her immediate family and the judiciary family for their love and support and pledged to contribute her quota in dispensing justice in the state.

Present at the event where the wife of the deputy governor, Justice Mary Abounu, President Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Cosmus Idye, judges of the High Court, Member House of Representatives Oju/Obi Constituency, Mr Samson Okwu among others.

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