The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has sworn in Honourable Justice Onochie M. Anyachebelu,as the new State Chief Judge.
The new Chief Judge replaces Honourable Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu who retired yesterday as a result of having attained the retirement age of sixty-five years.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Executive Council chambers of the Government House, Awka.
Governor Obiano in his address at the occasion charged the new Chief judge, Justice Anyechebelu to be just and fair in the discharge of his duties.
He also urged him to take the state’s judicial system to the next level to ensure justice, equity and fairness to all citizens because judiciary remains the last hope of the common man.
The governor commended the immediate past Chief Judge, Justice Onwuamaegbu for her sincere commitment to duty and the innovations she brought to bear in state judicial system.
In attendance at the brief colourful ceremony were the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor; the Secretary to State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu; the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Primus Odili; Members of the State Executive Council, Special Advisers,members of the bench and bar in the state as well as other dignitaries.