Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State on Wednesday presided over the swearing-in ceremony of three High Court judges, reaffirming his commitment to non-interference in the state judiciary’s affairs.
At the Government House in Makurdi, Governor Alia, accompanied by the newly appointed judges, administered the oath of office and allegiance to a judge of the Customary Court of Appeal.
The newly sworn-in High Court judges are Justice Mrs. Lillian Tsumba, Justice Patrick Ekah Oche, and Justice Peter Mvendaga Ukande. Additionally, Justice Fidelis Vihiluntswen Iortyer took the oath as a judge of the Customary Court of Appeal.
During the ceremony, the governor emphasized the importance of integrity and urged the new judges to reject corruption, as it has no place in the legal profession. He emphasized that their appointments were significant to the state and urged them to view it as an opportunity to serve both the state and its people diligently.