Delta inaugurates magistrates’ court for 15 communities in Olomu
Another milestone in grassroots’ administration of justice has been achieved in Delta State as the magistrates’ court at Olomu, Akperhe-Olomu, in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state was recently inaugurated.
The inauguration came barely two weeks after the Abraka Judicial Division in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state was established.
The new magistrates’ court, which was carved out of Otu-Jeremu Magisterial District, covers 15 towns and villages, including Agbon-Olomu, Akperhe-Olomu, Okpare-Olomu, Okpavuerhe-Olomu, Ovwodokpokpor-Olomu, Aloba-Olomu and Agbazo-Olomu.
Performing the opening ceremony, Chief Judge of the state, Justice Marshal Umukoro, who had created five judicial divisions and seven magistrates’ courts since 2015, stated that his decision to do so was in tandem with Goal 16 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The goal, he stated, committed member-states to provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institution at all levels.
While expressing appreciation to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for providing the enabling environment for the judiciary to thrive in the state, the chief judge expressed optimism that with the creation of the court, the Bar and Bench would work harmoniously to ensure smooth administration of justice in the state.
In their separate remarks, the chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ughelli branch, Mr Eromonsele Scott Ayo-Okhiria; the President-General of Olomu Kingdom, Olorogun (Dr) Moses Taiga and the President-General of Akperhe-Olomu Kingdom, Mr Oviri Orakata, thanked the state government for bringing justice closer to the people, promising to provide conducive environment for the court to operate.
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