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Anambra Judiciary Moves To Increase Court Service Charges

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Christian Emeka Awka

The Chief Judge of Anambra state, Justice Peter Umeadi, has revealed that court service charges in Anambra would soon be increased in order to shore-up revenue from the courts.

Umeadi said this when executive members of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Onitsha Branch, led by its Chairman, Mr Chudi Obieze, paid him a courtesy in Awka.

He said that the various stakeholders in the judiciary would be consulted on the issue, even as it would be done with moderation since the judiciary provide social service to the people.

“You people would be duly consulted and your inputs considered before the decision on the slight increase in the court service charges would be done.

“We know that the judiciary provides social service to the people and we are mindful of that; but the truth is that Anambra have the least court service charge among the 36 states in the country.

“We are adjusting it to reflect the current realities even though it will still be at the reach of all”, Umeadi said.

He added that he was committed to the transformation of the judiciary in term of structures, logistic and conducive working environment.

The Chief Judge lauded the Anambra government for granting the judiciary “total autonomy” and ensuring harmonious relationship between judiciary and executive arms of government.

Umeadi thanked the NBA Onitsha Branch for playing lead and mentorship roles for other NBA branches in the state, saying “I must commend you for producing finest lawyers and vast numbers of Senior Advocates of Nigeria; it shows that you know what you are doing.”