Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has sworn-in eightnew Judges after
several years of expectation for such development but all tono avail, stating that
with the swearing-in of the new Judges, the prayers ofImo people for that purpose
had been answered by God.Swearing-in the new Judges on Monday, March 7, 2016 at
theSam Mbakwe Exco Chamber Government House Owerri, Governor Okorocha told them
toacquire the personalities of incorruptible Judges no matter the push and
irrespectiveof the external stimuli that may be acting upon them to do the wrong
things.The newly sworn-in Judges are Justice Fred Eze Ohiri Njemanze,justice
Banjamin Iheaka, Justice Marcellenus Nwagboso, Justice Sabinus IfeanyiOpara,
Justice Chinonyere Egbunine, Justice Innocent Njiaka, Justice PaulNnodim and
Justice Ifeoma Ogwuegbu.Governor Okorocha also reminded the new Judges that to
whommuch is given much is expected, and to always have at the back of their
mindsthat one day  they would also stand forthe Judgment of God.His words, “today
you Judges are to give Judgments on otherseither for or against.  Also know
too,that one day you shall all stand before God for Judgment.  The fear of God on
your part is the beginningof your success as Judges.  Respect Godbecause without
him the appointments would not have been possible. ”He further charged the new
Judges, “take advantage of themoment to do the best for the country. This is the
time to make sacrifice. The courts in the state can now be decongested of cases. 
The state government will continue to do thebest for the Judiciary in the
state. Remember again that we shall all bow before the presence of God
wherejudgment is inevitable from an immortal and unshakable Judge.”“Your
appointment as Judges was made possible not by theChief Judge or the governor or
your contacts, but was made possible by God andno other.  Your goal therefore
should bethat your names should be written as honourble Justices who dispensed
Justicewithout fear or favour.  We must also notlook at the economic situation, in
the dispensation of Justice.”Governor Okorocha also told the Chief Judge of the
state, “topartner the state Government in prison decongestion to avoid a possible
outbreakof jail break, especially in cases that could be settled out of court.”In
their vote of thanks, Justice Njemanze on behalf of hiscolleagues acknowledged that
the task they have been appointed to undertakewhich is the dispensation of Justice
is enormous , but assured that with God ontheir side and with the cooperation of
the governor, they would live up toexpectation.Justice Njemanze also assured that
they would dispenseJustice at any given time without fear or favour, commending the
state ChiefJudge, Paschal Nnadi for succeeding where those before him failed,
assuring toothat they would not let the governor and Imo people down in the course
of doingtheir job. Sam OnwuemeodoChief Press Secretary to the Governor

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