Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged Judges in the state to accelerate the trial of suspects to decongest the volume of cases in the courts and also to be firm and fair and dispense justice without fear or favour.
The governor who urged them to demonstrate selflessness, commitment and loyalty to enable them leave a legacy that would be worthy of emulation in the judiciary, promised to sustain promotion of the existing harmonious working relationship between the Judiciary and the Legislature.
“You were appointed as a result of your integrity, experience and proven record and should therefore be committed, selfless and dispense justice without fear or favour.”
The governor also explained that the newly sworn in judges have been given a challenge in the trial of kidnap suspects noting that the state house of assembly was processing a bill that would ensure the quick prosecution of suspects.
“We have considered personal integrity, wealth of experience and proven record of performance in appointing the six judges and believe you will use this position to serve the people better”.
Responding, Mrs. Mabel Omovie who spoke on behalf of her colleagues appreciated the governor for finding them worthy to serve Delta State and promised to dispense justice without fear or favour.
She pledged that they would render selfless service to Deltans and called for the cooperation of all especially their colleagues to achieve this goal.
“We thank the governor for approving us for this appointment, we thank our colleagues for nominating us and we will continue to seek your cooperation. We promise to serve Deltans selflessly.”
The new judges include Mr. Joshua Ikede, Mrs. Mabel Omovie, Mr. Cletus Emifoniye, Mrs. Orji Oritsejemetuale, Mrs. Excel Gentle-Timi and Mr. Marcel Okoh.