Justice Stella Maris Chinedum Ururuka Onyenso has been formally sworn in as the Substantive President of the Abia State Customary Court of Appeal with a call on her to bring the needed reform in Customary Judicial system of the state.
The formal swearing in ceremony of Justice Stella Maris Chinedum Ururuka Onyenso followed her nomination and confirmation by the national Judicial Council and the Abia State House of Assembly.
Speaking during the ceremony held at the banquet Hall, Government House Umuahia, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said that the Office of the President of Customary Court of Appeal is very strategic and important for the justice delivery system of any civil society.
Governor Ikpeazu urged the newly sworn in President of Customary Court of Appeal to support the state government in protecting the vulnerable through the instrumentality of justice system.
The Governor expressed confidence in the ability of Justice Stella Maris Chinedum Ururuka Onyenso to discharge the duties of her office creditably and called on all to support her in the new task.
In her acceptance speech Justice Stella Maris Chinedum Ururuka Onyenso thanked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for the honor done her and promised to abide by the oath of office.
She promised to improve on the legacies of the past Presidents towards a better judicial Service system.
Our Government House Correspondent Ezechukwu Adimoha reports that the deputy Governor Sir Ude Okochukwu, the Chief Judge of the state Justice Onuoha Ogwe, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Associate Professor ACB Agbazuere among other Judges and top government functionaries witnessed the ceremony while the oath of office was administered on her by the Solicitor General of the state and permanent secretary ministry of Justice Mrs. Uzoamaka Ikonne.