Chief judge, attorney general feud threatens court activities in Abia
Judicial activities in Abia state including the courts were suspended on recently when the state Chief Judge Justice, Theresa Uzoamaka Uzokwe scheduled to address the workers at the Umuahia headquarters of the state judiciary.
There are two Chief Registrars of the court in the state namely Mrs Elizabeth Akwiwu-Chukwu and Mr Benson Anya who were appointed in November last year to replace Akwiwu-Chukwu who was said and confirmed to have been dismissed from Service by the State Judicial Service Commission (SJSC).
The Chief Judge declined to recognize Anya on the premise that she (CJ) did not preside over the SJSC that appointed Anya. She also faulted the dismissal of Akwiwu-Chukwu; hence she (CJ) continued to recognize her (Akwiwu-Chukwu) and not Anya.
The State Attorney General/Justice Commissioner, Umeh Kalu (SAN) who is a statutory member of SJSC under the chairmanship of the CJ, told reporters that CR Anya’s appointment was legally effected and that a state high court situated in Aba, presided over by Mr Justice O. A. Chijioke affirmed that the SJSC that appointed Anya as the CR was duly constituted by the state governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu.
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