Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has sworn-in Mrs. Orobosa Omotoso and Mr. Terry Momodu as Justices of the State High Court.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki (2nd right); his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu (right); Edo State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Esohe Frances Ikponmwen (left); with newly appointed Judges; Justice (Mrs.) Orobosa Oluwatoyin A. Omotoso (middle); and Justice Aigbona Terry Momodu (2nd left); after their swear-in ceremony, at Government House, Benin City, on Monday, April 16, 2018

At the swear-in ceremony held in Government House, Benin City, Obaseki said he remains committed to strengthening the judicial system to ensure the delivery of justice and sustenance of the democratic system in the state.

He said “Without an effective judicial system, it will be impossible to sustain the democratic system. In Edo State, we are proud of the reputation of the judiciary as a separate arm of government, which is independent of other arms and has continued to discharge its duties with integrity and fairness.”

“We will continue to celebrate the fact that despite the allegations made against judges in other parts of the country, the judiciary in Edo State has remained scandal-free and continues to enjoy well-deserved respect,” he added.

The governor expressed optimism that the newly inducted Judges will put in their best towards building on the legacy of their predecessors.

In her remarks, Justice Omotoso expressed appreciation to the state governor for the effort of his administration to repositioning the judicial system in the state.

She pledged commitment to discharge her duties as a justice in the state High Court without fear or favour and in line with global best practice.

Justices Omotoso and Momodu were called to the bar in 1989 and 1991 respectively.

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