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CJ inaugurates two divisions of FCT High Court to fast track justice

The FCT Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, on Wednesday inaugurated two divisions of the court in Bwari and Gwagwalada to bring the administration of justice closer to litigants.

At the ceremony, respectively held at Bwari and Gwagwalada, Bello said the two divisions were created to address the challenges faced by lawyers and litigants in filing cases at the city centre.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that before now, filing of cases in the FCT High court was centralised at the Maitama headquarters of the court.

“We cannot turn blind eyes to these challenges,” Bello said.

He said all cases originating from the areas should be filed in the two divisions inaugurated.

He said Justice Charles Agbaza would serve as the supervisory judge of the Bwari division, while Justice Balami Mwada would supervise the Gwagwalada division.

Bello disclosed that two other divisions of the high court would also be inaugurated in Nyanya and Karu.

NAN reports that the CJ also inaugurated the executive of the Nigerian Bar Association, Gwagwalada Branch.

Bello urged members of the executive not to betray the trust reposed in them by those who elected them into office.

He also urged them to adhere to the oath they took and ensure ethical conduct in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Bello also charged the NBA members to exhibit professionalism and to refrain from pursuing self interest in handling of cases in order not to derail justice.

Responding, Abdulwahab Mohammed, the newly elected NBA Chairman, said the inauguration of the divisions of the high court was a milestone.

Mohammed said the inauguration had brought justice to their door-step and would avail litigants the opportunity to file their cases in Gwagwalada.

Ben Nafagha, the NBA Chairman, Bwari Chapter, said there was no judge sitting in the FCT High court in Bwari in the past two years.

Nafagha commended the CJ for the inauguration adding that it will facilitate quick dispensation of justice.

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