From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom yesterday swore in a new Chief Judge of the State, Justice Adam Ochume Onum.
The event was held at the new banquet of Government House.
Governor Ortom lauded the new chief judge as an erudite jurist whose knowledge and practice of the law profession has been reproach, noting that he has over the years established an enviable reputation as a man of conscience who is fair, just and firm in the discharge of his responsibilities.
He said Justice Onum will not just follow in the .footsteps of his predecessors but surpass them by deepening Justice administration in the State.
“It is our desire that he will also, open a new vista in the quick dispensation of Justice to all manner of people through the deployment of ICT and other best practices”, the governor advised.
Responding, the new Chief Judge acknowledged that the fastest transition within the judiciary circle, noting there was no delay for a long acting capacity of the Chief judge where politics usually set in.
He said in spite of the fact that he has passed several judgements against government, he was deemed fit to be appointed chief judge of the state.
It should be noted that Justice Adam Onum is the first Chief Judge of Idoma extraction since the creation of the State in 1976