DELTA GETS THREE NEW JUDGES
The Delta State Chief Judge, Rosaline Bozimo, yesterday swore-in three revenue court judges, admonishing them to adhere to the code of conduct for judicial officers as any breach would lead to their dismissal.
Those sworn-in were Albert Ndubuisi, Clever Uzezi, and Stella Emefene.
Mrs. Bozimo also challenged judges in the state to use their vantage position to improve the revenue base of the state, adding that their call to service was in response to enhance internally-generated revenue of the government.
While calling on the state government to approve more revenue judges for the 25 local government areas in the state, Bozimo noted that that the appointment of the new judges would further the course of the three point agenda of the state government.
She further advised the new judges to see their call to duty as an opportunity to serve humanity, urging them to be hard working, as their selection was purely on merit.
She equally enjoined members of the public, especially litigants, to cooperate with the judges and avoid trying to compromise them with bribe that might jeopardise the course of justice.
Responding on behalf of others, Albert Ndubuisi promised to abide by the rule of law in the discharge of their duties.
Joel Onowakpa, the state revenue board chairman, said it was a welcome development as the creation of revenue courts would quicken the dispensation of revenue cases pending in the court.
While advising them to embrace integrity in all they do, he noted that with more judges now in place, those who have been evading taxes shall be brought to justice.