15th July, 2010
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsinaâ€“Alu, this morning in Abuja at the Supreme Court Complex swore in 8 new judges for the Federal Capital Territory High Court in a very colourful ceremony witnessed by friends and relatives of the new judges.
Those who were sworn in today include the Supreme Courtâ€™s Chief Registrar, Usman Alhaji Musale and Mr. Valentine Bekah Ashi, a senior lecturer at the Nigerian Law School in Bwari, one of the Council Areas in the Federal Capital Territory.
Others are Yusuf Halilu, a private legal practitioner in Abuja; Mrs. Ajoke Safuratu Adepoju, a Deputy Chief Registrar I at the FCT High Court of Justice; Abba Bello Mohammed, a legal adviser in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Mrs. Veralyn Victoria Mwueseter Venda, a Director of Litigation at the Benue state Ministry of Justice; Mohammed Mamman Kolo, the Secretary to the FCT Judicial Service Commission and Mrs. Angela Ogbenyealli Otaluka, Deputy Chief Registrar at the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division.
Justice Katsinaâ€“Alu called on the new judges to shun all forms of corruptive tendencies in the discharge of their duties, noting that erring judges will be shown the way out.
â€”Nnamdi Felix / Abuja