Gov. Bello Tasks Kogi’s New Acting Chief Judge on Administration of Justice

Newly sworn-in Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi and Acting President, Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Bayo Olowosegun have been charged to bring their wealth of experiences to bear on the administration of justice and its reform in the state judiciary. 

Governor Yahaya Bello gave the charge while administering oath of office and oath of allegiance to the justices in Lokoja. 

Governor Bello said the appointment and swearing in of the two judges was necessitated by the death of two former occupants of the office whom he said both performed their duties creditably well with utmost sense of responsibility and integrity. 

He urged the new judges to toe the path of their predecessors by dispensing justice with the fear of God and just in all dealings.

 Earlier, in an opening remark, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Mohammed Sanni, SAN, said the appointment of an Acting Chief Judge and Acting President, Customary Court of Appeal was in tandem with the Constitutional provision to avoid vacuum in the State Judiciary. 

In a remark on behalf of two justices, the Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi pledged the commitment of the justices to the administration of justice in the state in line with Constitutional provisions and to perform their duties by being fair and just to all. 

Olusegun Oyenibi/Lokoja

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