Chairman, Middle Belt Ethnic Nationalities (MBEN), Chief Iorbee Ihagh has charged the Chief Judge of Benue State, Justice Maurice Ikpambese to ensure that cases before Law Courts in the state were thrashed out speedily.
Worried by the increasing number of cases in the various courts that were left unattended, Ihagh who is also the President General, of Mzough U Tiv (MUT), worldwide patted the Chief Judge for always delivering judgement based on merit….CONTINUE READING
Ihagh who disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call to Justice Ikpambese in his office on Tuesday also noted that the Tiv people appreciated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for appointing Senator George Akume, as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
He pointed out that, “The Judiciary in Benue is rated very high and you have been known for giving fair and sound judgements. So you should continue in that light because the judiciary is the last hope of the masses, so endeavour to continue to give judgement on its merit.
“There is a need for cases to be thrashed out and settled immediately because based on my findings there are some cases in Court that can even be settled within the traditional settings and not necessarily the law Courts.”
On the appointment of Senator Akume as SGF, Ihagh who was full of praises for the President said, “I appreciate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the appointments he has made so far. He has started well and I believe he really wants Nigeria to move forward. So I urge President Tinubu to continue the way he has started.
“We in Benue State are so happy with the appointment of His Excellency, Senator George Akume as SGF, but like the ‘Oliver Twist’ that we are, we are asking for more because the Tiv people are the fourth largest ethnic race in Nigeria.”
On some priorities he feels the President should look at, Ihagh said, “President Tinubu should concentrate more on the area of insecurity. He should ensure that the armed herdsmen on a rampage in Benue go back to where they came from so that farmers and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benue will go back to their ancestral homes.
“We are the ‘Food Basket of the Nation’ and since we are not farming, there is bound to be hunger. The herdsmen are armed, they chase farmers away from their farms, kill us and no one is saying anything, hence the prices of food items have gone up,” he observed.
The President General MUT who also lamented the disrespect meted on elders in the state by youths, charged the Chief Judge and leaders in the state to prevail on youths in Tiv land to show some measure of respect to their elders….CONTINUE READING