Kogi Chief Judge, Olusiyi retires

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi, earlier today Monday, January 11, retired from

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Kogi Chief Judge, Olusiyi retires
Justice Henry Olusiyi

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi, earlier today Monday, January 11, retired from service, after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 years.

In his speech, Justice Henry Olusiyi, said serving as Chief Judge of the state afforded him the opportunity to contribute to the administration of Justice within the space of six months available to him.

“For me, the most important attributes of the Judiciary and Judges are independence, fearlessness and impeccable integrity. In a country, which professes to follow the rule of law and the principle of separation of powers, there is no alternative to a totally independent judiciary.

“All the three arms of government are expected to and must, work together for achieving the goals set out in the Constitution. There must be harmony between the three arms.

“The doctrine of separation of powers as enshrined in our Constitution, is to ensure checks and balances among the three arms of government, to avoid the abuse of power and the risk of one arm wielding absolute power to the detriment of the other arms,” he said.

According to him, the road to quick justice in the country is still unpaved and very arduous, adding that something must be done to address the issue, as justice delayed maybe justice denied.

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that Justice Olusiyi, said all hands should be on deck to change the narrative in order to ensure that cases are quickly disposed-off in the courts.

He requested that more courts should be established, while more judges should be appointed, saying technology should be effectively deployed to the purpose of achieving quick Justice in various courts in the country.

Justice Olusiyi was appointed Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, after the demise of the former Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, last year.

His appointment was confirmed in November 2020 as the Substantive Chief Judge of the State by the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Earlier, the Kogi State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed SAN, in his speech, said the outgoing Chief Judge’s tenure was short, but very eventful and full of achievements.

Copyright: Fresh Angle International (www.freshangleng.com)

Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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