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Ntem Isua, an Uncommon Judge — Akpabio

Posted: May 1, 2015 at 7:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
By Samuel Ita, Uyo
Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has described the outgoing chief judge of the State, Justice Idongesit Ntem Isua, as an “uncommon judge, who delivered uncommon judgments.”
Akpabio said this, as the guest of honour at the presentation of three books on Justice Isua by the state judiciary in Uyo, on Wednesday.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Valarie Ebe, extolled the achievements of Justice Isua in her years as Chief Judge of the state, and expressed the state government’s gratitude to her.
Akpabio said he ensured that the state judiciary was not left out in the uncommon transformation programme of his administration.
He donated N2 million in support of the publications.
The judge of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, and Chairman on the occasion, Justice Amina Augie, lauded the contributions of the retiring Akwa Ibom State chief judge to the judiciary, the state and nation.
She said the Justice Isua, who is retiring from the bench after 24 years of meritorious service, had distinguished herself and “with the books we are immortalising her,” adding that to be celebrated by people while alive that one served as was done to Justice Isua, was the highest honour that no amount of money could buy.
Justice Augie congratulated Justice Isua on retiring in good health and with unblemished record, and called on serving judicial officers to emulate her and render selfless service for the benefit of the nation.
The books published in honour of the retiring chief Judge are “Landmark Judgments of Hon. Justice Idongesit N. B. Isua”,   “Judicial Excellence: Essays  in honour of Hon. Justice Idongesit N.B. Isua, CON”, and “Special Edition of Magistrates Law Journal”.
Reviewing the books on Justice Isua’s  landmark judgments, a renowned legal practitioner, Chief Offiong Offiong, said the books contained a selection of some  judgments of the learned judge on a wide range of issues during her tenure and that the verdicts reflect her deep wisdom, courage, fairness and impartiality in resolving cases brought before her.
Also present on the occasion were the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiri; her Delta State counterpart who was represented, the  Secretary to the Government of Akwa Ibom State, Nkereuwem Ekanem, judges, registrars and other judiciary officers, members of the bar and well-wishers.