By Chike Enechukwu
ANAMBRA State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi, has sworn-in 54 people as Justices of Peace (JP).
Addressing them after the screening ceremony at Anambra State Judiciary Hall, Awka, Justice Umeadi reminded them of the need to broker peace and harmony at any place and homes where such cordiality does not exist. He told them to live up to the tenents of their oath of allegiance and be good ambassadors of their call to that humanitarian forum of peace keeping.
He said that their JPs inauguration was quite different from Jerusalem pilgrims which has also J.P abbreviations.
He commended them for their whole hearted willingness to be sworn-in as members of Justice of Peace. He also expressed satisfaction at the huge turnout of men at the 2018 swearing-in ceremony of Justice of Peace especially the clergy.
Ven. Dr Maurice Agu, the Hospital Administor at Diocesan Hospital, Nnewi, spoke on behalf of the 54 sworn in members of 2018 J.Ps.
Ven Agu, in his brief speech assured that the caliber of those sworn in as 2018 J.P members are willing and prepared to face the challenging duties of the J.P at all time. Agu concluded that they would serve as partners with the judiciary, law enforcement agencies and the church, believing that the trio will bring solace to those they will serve.
A member of Anambra State House of Assembly, Peter Ibida was among the 54 JP members that were sworn in by Justice Umeadi.
Ibida told our correspondent that he had been a peace broker for a decade right from his Nimo community and other neighbouring towns, saying that his swearing in as one of the J.Ps will serve as lubricant to offer more service of peace reign within his reach.