Nigerian Justice Ijeoma Agugua becomes the first female acting Chief Judge of Imo State. She was sworn in by the Governor Hope Uzodinma.

Speaking she said, ” you have today used your office faithfully in accordance with the spirit and intendment of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and your oath of office.” She thanked the Governor for his act of justice and for being gender friendly.

She got sworned in on Friday 13 march 2020, replacing the immediate past chief judge, Justice Paschal Nnadi who retired on Thursday.                                        Before now, Agugua was the administrative judge of the state. She hails from Anambra State while her husband is from Nkwerre local government area of Imo State.

She is a member of International Bar Association (ISA); Judges Forum; and the National Association of Women Judges of Nigeria (NAWJN).

Justice Agugua was born on May 10, 1960. She studied Law and obtained an LLB Hons in 1980 from the University of Lagos, and was later awarded a Bachelor of Law Degree in 1981 after attending the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.                  She was called to the bar in 1981. Agugua joined the Imo State Judiciary in 1993.  she joined the High Court after serving as a chief magistrate.

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