Delta Chief Judge Inaugurates Customary Court in Okpe LG
The Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro, has inaugurated the Osubi Magistrate Court in Okpe Local Government Council, with the aim to provide access to justice in the area and surrounding communities.
At the formal opening ceremony, Justice Umukoro noted the Osubi Magistrate Court has the advantage of preventing recourse to self-help by aggrieved members of the community, which was capable of causing breakdown of law and order.
He designated the Magistrate’s district to comprise Osubi, Okuokoko, and Okuikpehre communities. The others are Ugolo and Okoroghwe communities.
Justice Marshall Umukoro also charged the pioneer members of staff of the court to eschew corruption and to maintain global best practices in their service to the public.
Notable members of the community including the Speaker, Delta State House of Assemble, Sheriff Oborevwori, and the Chairman of Osubi Community Mr. Paul Erugberu, expressed appreciation for the commissioning of Magistrate’s Court in the area which they said was long overdue.