ISIOMA OKOLIE BECOMES DELTA GOVT’S JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, JP

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A Senior Investment Analyst and former Supervisory Councillor in Aniocha North Local Government Council, Hon Peter Isioma Okolie, has been appointed a Justice of the Peace, JP, by the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.

Hon Okolie was one of the many distinguished personalities sworn-in by the State Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Diai, at designated High Courts across the state on Wednesday.

Speaking in an interview with journalists after subscribing to the Oath of Allegiance at High Court 5, Asaba, where the CJ was represented by Justice Onome Marshall Umukoro the new JP described the appointment as a call to higher service considering its elitist nature.

The former Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Asaba Forum Office, thanked Governor Okowa for the appointment, promising to give his best to the service of the judiciary and the state to the extent permitted by the enabling law.

The new JP called on Deltans and other residents of the state to remain law abiding and peaceful in their conduct to avoid a close shave with the law as a consequence of disorderliness, violence or riot which were inimical to an egalitarian society.

Like his counterparts, Hon Okolie is, by his new status, charged with the responsibility of preserving peace, suppressing riot and outrage, dispelling of forms of disorderliness, and is empowered by law to direct postmortem examinations, issue summonses and warrants to compel the attendance of accused persons or witnesses to court, as well as issue search warrants.

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