Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Henry Olusiyi, has charged newly appointed Magistrates and Senior Area Court Judges to always uphold the tenants of their oaths of office.
Justice Olusiyi gave the charged, Friday, during the inauguration of eight Magistrates and two Senior Area Court Judges at the State High Court in Lokoja, Kogi state.
The Chief Judge, who will be retiring from service on Monday, warned the new judges that they are in charge of their courts and they should not allow any infraction to derail them from the oath they took to deliver justice without fear or favour.
“You should be faithful to the oath you have taken. It is a vow that you should take serious at all times. Also remember that Justice is about the discovery of truth and you should endeavour to know the truth so that you can do the right thing.
“You have taken oath of office and oath of allegiance and you should ensure that it is binding on you because it is not reversible. Oath should be a constant reminder of your duties and you are expected to be guided by the fear of God at all time so that you don’t go astray,” he stated.
Responding on behalf of the Judges, a Chief Magistrate 1, Joseph Ajesola, thanked the Chief Judge for finding them worthy of appointment and promised that they would uphold their oath of office.
Ajesola and Eleojo Habibatu Audu were appointed as Chief Magistrate 1, while Rekiya Ameadi and Ipinera Felix Sunday are Senior Magistrate 1, and Avazi Juliana Ohunene as Senior Magistrate II.
Others are Owonibi Olayemi, and Ademu Fatimat, appointed as Magistrate II, just as Salihu Ometere Rafatu was appointed as Magistrate 1, while Olusegun Victoria Abosede, and Olowosegun Yemisi Lucy, were appointed as Senior Area Court I and II respectively.