Judiciary Seminar: Kogi CJ, Ajanah Harps on Fear of God


Chief Judge of Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajanah, has called on judges and judicial officers to exhibit high sense of responsibility and complete fear of God in justice delivery.

Ajanah made the call on Monday at the inaugural ceremony for three newly-appointed magistrates at the High Court Complex in Lokoja.

He said that had become necessary since they were saddled with the responsibility of deciding the fate of persons on issues brought before them for adjudication.

“You must decide cases in accordance with the law and must not allow primordial considerations of whatever nature or colour to influence your decisions,” Ajanah said.

“We have to build a judiciary that enhances the trust of the populace. It implies that we do not tolerate acts inimical to the tenets that sustain the process of justice delivery,” he said.

The CJ also urged them to strive to earn the respect of litigants.

Ajanah, who administered Oath of Allegiance and Judicial Oath on the magistrates, also charged them to abide by the judicial code of conduct.

He said that they should do that in enforcing the powers of the court as enshrined in Section 6 of the constitution.

The CJ congratulated the appointees, Amina A.A. Oyeleye, Benjamin O. Adejoh and Medinat Umar, and enjoined them not to disappoint the authorities that found them worthy for the appointment.

Responding, Oyeleye thanked the authorities for reposing such “great confidence in us.”

She said that they would strive, by all means to uphold the integrity of the Judiciary.


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