From Chuks Collins , Awka
Gov Willie Obiano has sworn-in the Acting Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Onochie Manasseh Anyachebelu, as the substantive Chief Judge of the state.
The event which took place at the executive council chambers of the Government House today was sequel to the recommendation by the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to that effect which was also confirmed by the Anambra State House of Assembly last week.
While performing the swearing-in ceremony, Gov. Obiano congratulated Justice Anyachebelu for his emergence and requested he use his office to ensure that courts in the state begin to use modern day digital techniques in handling court matters. He noted that analogue system would no longer sustain modern method of storing, keeping, sourcing and using information at the law courts.
Justice Anyachebelu had been acting as the Chief Judge of the state since September 4, 2019 until his screening and confirmation by the Anambra State House of Assembly recently.
Born on May 24, I961, Justice Anyachebelu hails from Oraukwu in Idemmili North LGA of the state. He graduated from the University of Lagos where he obtained L.L.B Hons in 1983 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984 with a 2nd Class Upper Division.
Hon Justice Anyachebelu was appointed High Court Judge in 2015. He has also sat in many Divisions including Election Tribunals.
The Hon Justice is a fellow of Institute of Mediation and Conciliation; and a Knight of St Christopher.
He is married to Lady Uzoma and blessed with four children one of whom is also a lawyer.