The Court of Appeal will for the first time in more than three decades sit in Awka, Anambra State capital, for a week beginning from Monday.
Anali Chude, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Anambra, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday.
He said the court session would involve six judges who would hold two sittings simultaneously.
Mr. Anali said that the Court of Appeal would hold hearings on 75 appeals from the state.
“Previously the Court of Appeal in Enugu was handling all appeals.
“This could be a test run for the court which could want to set up a permanent Court of Appeal in Awka.
“We gathered that about 80 per cent of the cases on appeal within the division emanate from Anambra,’’ he said.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...