Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has sworn-in Justice Onochie Manaseh Anyachebelu as the new Chief Judge of the Anambra state judiciary.
Performing the ceremony at the Executive Chambers of the Government House Awka, on Wednesday, the governor charged the new Chief Judge to be dutiful and impartial in the discharge of his new assignment.
The governor urged the chief judge to pay particular attention to court processes as well as ensure prompt dispensation of justice to reduce the menace of awaiting trial syndrome in the prisons, adding that awaiting trial inmates were more than convicted inmates in the prison cells.
Obiano also admonished Justice Anyachebelu to ensure court reforms so as to make Anambra courts world-class among other numerous responsibilities he placed on him as he assumes duty.
Speaking on his new appointment, Justice Anyachebelu pledged not to allow his personal conduct interfere with his official duties.
He said he would uphold the tenets of his new assignment and dispense justice with utmost sagacity as much as the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria empowers him.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Justice and the state attorney-general Barrister Uju Nwogu thanked the governor for doing the needful and fast-tracking the process of justice administration in Anambra state.
The occasion was witnessed by legal luminaries, top government functionaries, traditional rulers and a host of other prominent individuals.