May 10, 2021
By Ugwuoke Mentus, Owerri
The Chief Justice of Biafra (CJB), Justice Calister Amamgbo, has cautioned the ten new Justices of the Supreme and appeal courts not to allow their personal ambitions to becloud their sense of judgment in this Biafra judiciary.
Justice Amamgbo gave the warning during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed justices on Saturday.
She advised them to rather see themselves as God’s representative on earth to people of Biafra.
“Your interactions with people of unenviable inclinations and pedigree, if any, must be halted forthwith for them to deliver justice to Biafra people as a humanity and a nation as well.
“Let your conscience guide and filter every thought that traverses your mind from this moment.
“I have no doubt that you may have at one time or the other been confronted with some forms of criticism or verbal assaults by litigants who lost their cases in your various states as the chief judge of high court during the last administration of Biafra internal government.
“I want to assure you that more of such will come your way, where appellant’s expectations are often very high and infectious.”
She said that there is no way they can please human beings, especially litigants.
“I am, however, making it absolutely clear to you that the easiest way to fail in life is to try pleasing everybody.
“The only deity you can fear is the Almighty God, once your judgment is in consonance with the constitution of Biafra internal government of what God expects from you, Amamgbo said.
The Biafra internal government national reporter, comrade Ijeomah Anthony reports that the justices sworn-in for supreme court justicess are, Justice Michael Obaji who is also national judicial secretary (Rivers East State), Justice (Rev. Sister) Mary Colette Madu who is also Supreme court president (Orlu State), Justice Peter Onyema who is also in charge of commission of oath (Abia central state), Justice Nkechi Ajunwa(Iron lady) a member (Anambra South) and Justice Calista Amamgbo who is the chief justice of Biafra federation( Anambra North).
Other Justices for appeal court are, Justice Abasi Akam Jefhet (Uyo state), Justice Esther Ogbonna (Ebonyi South state), Justice Damian Nzekwe(Anambra North state), Justice Innocent Nwankwo Odo(Anambra Central state) and Justice Enyinnaya Akunna (Abia South state).
The swearing-in, which took place at the Biafra seat of power, Owerri of the Supreme Court and Appeal court for now, was sequel to the appointments made by Biafran president, Jis Excellency, Chief Ifeanyi Amadi and confirmed by the Biafra second Parliament, on the recommendations of the Biafra National Judicial Council (BNJC).
During the swearing-in ceremony, the newly appointed justices accepted to serve the Biafra judiciary according to their positions, to serve in love, truth and honesty and to keep all duties confidential as assigne to them with the help of God.
The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by the past chief justice of Biafra, Justice Vincent Ilogbenu and other past justices of the Supreme court and Appeal court.
Justice Vincent Ilogbenu in his advice to the newly appointed justices, admonished them to serve the people of Biafra in obedience, patriotism, truth and Justice in order to uphold the honour and dignity of Biafra as a nation from henceforth.