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Supreme Court affirms appointment of Imo first female chief judge



The Supreme Courtroom has affirmed the appointment of Justice Ijeoma Aguguo as Chief Decide of Imo State.

A go well with numbered SC:/CV/862/2020 was filed by one Hon. Justice Brown towards the Nationwide Judicial Council (NJC), difficult the appointment of Justice Aguguo.

The courtroom found the supposed Justice Brown was a fictitious identify used to institute the go well with and struck it out.

Agugua, being the very best rating Decide within the state Judiciary was repeatedly denied the put up of Chief Decide till Governor Hope Uzodimma introduced her nomination after the retirement of Justice Paschal Nnadi in March 2020.


There had been stiff opposition to Agugua’s appointment therefore she has been in performing capability for over a yr.

Talking on the Supreme Courtroom victory, Chief Chukwuma Ekomaro SAN, who served as lead protection Counsel within the enchantment, mentioned the victory was a toast to the Governor’s stand for justice and truthful deal to all, including that by the judgement of the Supreme Courtroom sanity has returned to the State’s Judiciary as advantage has been returned to the system.

Prince Bob Njemanze who additionally spoke on the victory, famous that Governor Hope Uzodimma has corrected the age-long injustice within the State’s Judiciary, stressing that the Supreme Courtroom has validated the governor’s place on justice, rule of legislation, fairness and sincerity of function.

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