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