Anambra Congratulate Justice “Ijem Onwuamaegbu” As Acting Chief Judge In the State

Anambra Highly Congratulate Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu As First Female Acting Chief Judge in Anambra state

Governor Willie Obiano Swears In the First Female Acting Chief Judge In the history of Anambra state.

In the respect of Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu has been sworn in as the Acting Chief Judge for Anambra State.

Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu
Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu

The swearing in ceremony performed by Governor Willie Obiano took place at the State Exco Chambers, Government House, Awka.

The former Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi retired voluntarily yesterday, to pave way for her emergence, being the most senior Judge in the State.

Justice Onwuamaegbu is the first female Judge of Anambra State and was sworn in in a brief ceremony attended by retired and serving Judges and magistrates.

Also speaking, the Attorney General of the State, Dr. Uju Nworgu hinted that the new Acting CJ was the most senior among the Judges of the state High Court.

“The 1999 Constitution under Section 2714 empowers the state Governor to appoint and swear in an Acting Chief Judge when there is vacancy,” she said.


Nworgu observed that the acting Judge had gained wealth of knowledge and judicial experience to transform the state judiciary, In her acceptance speech, Onwuamaegbu promised to ensure proper administration of justice as well as promotion of the welfare of judiciary.

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