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query_builder September 4, 2019 18:16:11


By John Ndu :

Oba (Idemili South LGA), Sept. 4, 2019 (MOI) Gov. Willie Obiano says he has made arrangements for procurement of transcribers for all courts in the state.

``We have also uploaded all Anambra Laws into soft copies for easy retrieval,’’ Gov. Obiano said this at Oba on Sept. 3, during pre-inauguration of ultra modern court complex at Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area.

The Governor stressed that the essence was to provide high-powered facilities to enable them to meet present global challenges in the dispensation of justice.

He, then, commended the retiring Chief Judge, Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu for her goodwill in transforming the judicial system in the state, stressing that she injected new breath into operation of the judiciary.

The pre-inaugurated court complex, a storey building, will house Magistrate’s Court, High Court, Library, Creche and other regular offices.

The project to honour the retiring Chief Judge, Justice Onwuamaegbu, who retired on Sept. 3, being her 65th birthday.

Earlier, Gov. Obiano while inspecting the yet-to-be-completed complex said that he had directed that welfare of judges in Anambra be made more secure.

Reacting, retiring Chief Judge, Justice Onwuamaegbu described herself as ``a child of destiny through the instrumentality of Gov. Willie Obiano’’.

Onwuamaegbu, who expressed gratitude to him, solicited the construction of an access road to the court complex.

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Uju Nwogu noted that Government had since commenced payment of accumulated welfare packages for retired judges in the state.

Nwogu observed that the court complex was an initiative of the chief judge, commenced over the past three months.

She explained that the court would serve Idemili South and beyond and would assist in decongesting prisons in the state.

Onwuamaegbu was the first female Chief Judge of Anambra State, sworn-in on March 1.

Cutting of her birthday cake was one of the events that marked her exit from service. (MOI)