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Bayelsa Governor Swears-In His Second Wife As High Court Judge

Douye Diri, the Bayelsa state governor, has sworn in four new High Court Judges in Bayelsa which includes his wife, Mrs Patience Ama Zuofa Diri.

Others are Lockie James Benimo, Simon Warikiyei Amaduobogha and Christine Irigha Kombo-Enegesi.

Four new judges who took oath of office on Thursday are to serve at the High Court of Justice of Bayelsa State.

Speaking during the ceremony, Douye Diri charged them to be above board in the discharge of their sacred duties.

“I once again congratulate the newly sworn-in judges on your appointment. Indeed, as you assume your respective high and exalted offices as judges of the High Court, I urge you to serve the people of Bayelsa with unfailing
and commitment.

“Let your actions and decisions be steered solely on the unprejudiced and faithful application of the constitution and our written laws, our ethics and values as a people, and the superseding interest of justice. May God continue to bless Bayelsa State, and the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

Present at the swearing-in ceremony were the first lady, Dr. Mrs Gloria Diri, the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abraham Ingobere, judges, senior lawyers, including Mr. Kemeasuode Wodu (SAN), other top government functionaries, as well as families and friends of the new judges.

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