Kogi Chief Justice Recovers Abandoned Official Residence, Moves In

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

The Chief Justice of Kogi State, Justice Josiah Majebi has moved into the official residence of the state’s chief judge in the GRA, Lokoja, after recovering and rehabilitating it.

It was an extremely joyous atmosphere that pervaded the house and its environment when it became known to some staff of the judiciary who visited upon hearing the delightful good news.

The residence was long abandoned until its recovery and renovation under the watch of the present chief justice, who parked in immediately.

Following the demise of the late state’s Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, in June 2020, the residence suffered abandonment and thereafter became den of criminals.

It subsequently deteriorated into shambles and got completely dilapidated with miscreants making unholy accommodation out of it.

However, the inherited distasteful and unacceptable nature of the edifice that accommodates a main building, boys’ quarter and security lodge, with vast open space for parking, and elegantly located around the Government House, met a resistance in Hon. Justice Majebi’s intolerance for indecency upon assumption of office as the chief judge of the state. 

He said that the official residence of the chief justice of Kogi State is a symbol of the entire judiciary of the state, which must always be kept in a decent state to maintain the integrity of the judicial arm of government.

According to him, the structure he met on ground was not reflective of the true picture of the judiciary in his integrity-restoration drive and he had to call for its immediate recovery and renovation.

He was, therefore, appreciative of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello, for his prompt response in providing fund for the holistic renovation that was carried out at the lodge and according to stipulated standard.

He further disclosed that in a related development, he has taken delivery of 10 SUV cars from the Kpgi State Government meant for judges and kadis who are about to be appointed for the state judiciary.  

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