Aftermath of rainstorm at Cutomary court, Owerri; Imo govt intervenes.


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Following Monday’s heavy rain fall that damaged property worth millions of naira at the Customary Court of Appeal, Owerri, the state government has promised to rescue the situation to give the court opportunity to continue with her legal businesses in the dispensation of justice.

Secretary to the Government of Imo State (SGI), Sir Jude Ejiogu gave this assurance while on inspection to ascertain level of damages at the court premises along Port Harcourt Road on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.

Sir Ejiogu who was conducted round the court premises to see things himself by President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Ifeanyi Opara described the situation as a natural disaster, assuring that once information about the scenario is related to the Governor, urgent actions would be taken to mitigate their sufferings.

According to Sir Ejiogu, the damage was never expected or instigated by anyone which makes it purely natural, and thanked God that no casualty was recorded during the havoc, advising them to go about their normal legal businesses as steps were on top gear to correct the anomaly.

Adding his voice, President of Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Opara expressed happiness on government’s prompt action to correct the situation, describing their step as timely and urgent.

He therefore expressed confidence on government’s promise to do something in the nearest possible time, appealing to staff of the court to exercise patient and keep faith, since government’s attention has been drawn.

Meanwhile, the on the spot inspection by Sir Ejiogu was monitored by Justice Mary Anwuka, wife of the Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwuka among others.

The President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Ifeanyi Opara conducted me around the premises in the company of Justice Mary Anwukah the wife of the Minister of State for Education Prof. Tony Anwukah.

This is an unexpected natural disaster which nobody can be blamed for but the state government will meet the challenge of addressing the matter so that the court can continue its business unhampered. We thank God no life was lost which is the most important thing of all as any material loss can always be replaced but life isn’t. In both good times and bad times, God has His reasons and we will always thank Him. God bless you

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