23rd September, 2021
Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday swore in Justice Richard.O. Olorunfemi as the fifth Chief Judge of Kogi State.
At the swearing-in ceremony, the Governor admonished Justice Olorunfemi, to uphold the dispensation of justice without fear or favour.
Bello also swore in Justice Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman as the President of, Customary Court of Appeal.
Justice Richard.O. Olorunfemi was administered the oath of office at exactly 10:58 am while Justice Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman took his turn at 11:15 am after a brief citation of the Justices was read by the Secretary to the Government of Kogi State, Dr Folashade Ayoade Arike.
Performing the swearing ceremony at the Glass House of Kogi State Government House, Gov. Yahaya Bello charged the newly sworn-in officers to uphold the highest level of decorum, and ensure quick dispensation of justice.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, assured that the State Government will continue to ensure that the welfare of the judiciary is made a topmost priority.
He described the judiciary as an equal arm in government and administration.
Thereafter, he assured that his administration will not interfere in the discharge of the duties of the judiciary arm of government.