The appointment of the new judges will increase the number of judges to 22.
The Oyo State Government on Wednesday announced the approval of six new judges into the state judiciary.
The appointment, according to the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ojo Adebayo, was sequel to the recommendation by the National Judicial Commission, NJC.
In a press release, the Attorney General said the new state judicial officers include the Chief Registrar of the state High Court, O. O. Olatunji, Bayo Taiwo from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja and the immediate past Vice- Chairman of the Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lekan Owolabi.
Others are G. A. Sunmonu, O. M. Fadeyi and E. O. Ajayi, all Ibadan-based private legal practitioners.
“The appointment of the new judges, whose swearing-in will be performed by Governor Ajimobi on 27th May, 2013, has brought the number of judges in the state judiciary to 22, while more judges may still be appointed before the end of the year,” Mr. Adebayo said in his release.