Official features within the Cross River State Judiciary have been crippled as there isn’t any State Chief Decide to assign circumstances to varied courts and Judges within the State for the reason that tenure of the appearing Chief Decide expired 5 days in the past.
Talking with DAILY POST by way of telephone on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation, Calabar Department, Dr. Paul O. Ebiala regretted the non-appointment of substantive State Chief Decide
He mentioned the absence of the Chief Decide of the State portends hazard and never a wholesome growth for the state.
He famous that it was unprecedented within the historical past of the Judiciary in Cross River State to be with no Chief Decide
“The absence of the Judiciary in Cross River State is like shutting down the system fully, it is rather like having a State however no Governor.
“A State that has no governor is shut down fully, the Judiciary that has no Chief Decide can also be shut down fully. An analogous factor applies to the Home of Meeting.
“Within the case of the Speaker of the Home of Meeting, we’ve got a Deputy Speaker and we even have a Deputy Governor however within the case of Chief Decide, there isn’t any Deputy,” he mentioned.
“As soon as the Chief Decide isn’t there, your entire actions of Judiciary are crippled, we speak concerning the project of circumstances, there will probably be no person to assign circumstances, no person to take care of official or administrative issues
“We have now condemned the non-appointment of the substantive Chief Decide, and we’re saying no matter must be accomplished must be accomplished instantly for the Chief Decide to occupy that workplace
“We might have gone to courtroom and compelled whosoever has work to do in respect of the appointment of Chief Decide, however we can not as a result of no person can assign circumstances.
“It’s as unhealthy as that, we are able to’t even go to courtroom as a result of there isn’t any courtroom even the holiday courtroom that’s speculated to be sitting can not do this as a result of there isn’t any individual to assign circumstances which might have been accomplished by the Chief Decide, that’s how unhealthy it’s, you can not go to courtroom to ask for an order, you can not do something.