Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):
In a bid to make Courts in Asaba Capital Territory easily accessible to stakeholders in justice administration and enhance efficient performance of judges and magistrates, the State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro has caused the relocation of High Court and Magistrate Court in Asaba.
By the new arrangement, High Court 2 and 3 have been relocated to Ibusa Road, Asaba.
Justice Marshal Umukoro disclosed that the relocation arrangement also affects Magistrate Court 4 and 5, which have been relocated to Multi-Door Court, High Court Road, off Okpanam Road, Asaba, while Magistrate Court 2 formally at Ibusa Road, is now at Umuda, Umuaji Quarter, and Magistrate Court 3 formally at Oshimili South Local Government Council has been moved to Umuezei (behind UBA).
He explained that the new arrangement would provide among others, the enabling environment for judges and magistrates to enhance productivity in performing their judicial responsibilities.
The chief judge explained that it would also afford litigants easy access to courts and save them the unnecessary stress of moving from one High Court to another, which was before now, scattered at various locations in Asaba.
He advised litigants, legal practitioners and the public to take note of the development, reiterating that the adjustment was for the general interest and convenience of stakeholders in the administration of justice, and effective functioning of the justice sector in the state.