By ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA—ABIA State will soon have a substantive Chief Judge, the Chairman of the state House of Assembly Committee on Justice, Judiciary and Public Petitions, Chief Ikedi Ezekwesiri, has announced.
Ezekwesiri, who represents Umunneochi State Constituency in the House, said all the impediments against appointing a substantive Chief Judge of Abia had been cleared.
According to him, government and the House Committee have worked hard to resolve all the issues that have prevented the state from having a substantive chief judge.
Ezekwesiri, who praised Governor Theodore Orji for the infrastructure being provided in the judicial sector, said the state could compare favourably with other states in terms of amenities provided courts in the state.
Flanked by Mr. Benson Anya, the Chief Registrar, Abia state Customary Court, the lawmaker also said his committee was investigating cases of extra-judicial killings brought before it and vowed that any culprit would be brought to book, no matter how highly placed.