Governor Diri Swears in Two Judges in Bayelsa


The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, on Wednesday, swore in two new young High Court judges, Charlie Duke and Amadise Ekadi, who are 39 and 38 years old, respectively.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said the new judges met the required criteria, stressing that under his watch no one will be made a judge without meeting the requirements of the law.

Diri charged them to live above board and deliver their duties dispassionately; saying the people of the state will be looking up to them for justice.

He said, “In line with extant laws, two new judges have taken the oath of office. On December 30 of last year, four other judges were also sworn in.

“Judges are under pressure as a result of the numerous cases coming to the judiciary, particularly now that we have the e-filing system in place. We need more hands to ensure that matters are taken care of in good time.

 “These two gentlemen are ably qualified to be judges. Even though you are young, the profile before me shows that you are qualified.”

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