Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi, has revealed that court service charges in Anambra Would soon be increased in order to shore-up revenue from the courts.
Umeadi said this when executive members of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Onitsha Branch, led by its Chairman, Mr. Chudi Obieze, paid him a courtesy in Awka.
He said that the various stakeholders in the judiciary would be consulted on the issue; while it would be done with some moderation since the judiciary provide social service to the people.
“You people would be duly consulted and your inputs considered before the decision on the slight increase in the court service charges would be done.
“We know that the judiciary provides social service to the people and we are mindful of that; but the truth is that Anambra have the least court service charge among the 36 states in the country.
“And we adjust it to reflect the current realities even though it will still be at the reach of all,’’ he said.
Umeadi said that he was committed to the transformation of the judiciary in term of structures, logistic and conducive working environment.
He lauded Anambra government for granting the judiciary `total autonomy’ and the harmonious relationship between judiciary and executive arms of government.

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