Edo assembly confirms Justice Ikponwen as Chief Judge




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By Nefishetu Yakubu


Benin – The House of Assembly on Monday confirmed Justice Esohe Ikponwen as the new Justice of the .

The confirmation was sequel the consideration of the House on Judiciary at the of the whole.

Considering the report, the chairman of the , Mr Patrick Iloube(PDP-Esan North East 1) said the nominee had an LL. B and a BL in Law in 1978 and 1979, respectively.

Iluobe said the nominee was currently a judge at the High Court since 1999 -date.

He added that the nominee was professionally and educationally qualified for the job.

The , thereafter, recommended that the nominee be confirmed as the Judge of the .

The house unanimously adopted the committee’ recommendation.

The speaker, Justin Okonoboh, said the appointment would take effect from Jan. 26, 2017.

Okonoboh directed that copies of the resolution be sent the government, for immediate action.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the current Judge of the state, Justice Cromwell Idahosa, would retire from service on Jan. 26, 2017.

Earlier, a bill for a law to make provision for the establishment of the State Multi-Door Court House was given its first reading on the floor of the house.

(NAN)