Njideka Iheme, daughter of former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili and Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili has been sworn in as a Judge of the Federal High Court.
She was sworn in as judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, alongside 20 others yesterday Tuesday 23rd November 2021.
Justice Njideka is married Uzoma Nwosu Iheme, son of Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Chioma Nwosu Iheme.
Urging the newly-sworn Judges to be of good conduct and shun corrupt vices, CJN Muhammad said, “The bench is neither for the prosaic, the greedy nor those with questionable characters who can easily fall for a plate of porridge offered by desperate litigants.
“You have to rise above temptations and trials that might obstruct or even halt your rise to the pinnacle of your career.
“You have entered a lifetime covenant with God and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. So whatever you do right will be counted and accordingly recorded in your favour,” he said
CJN Muhammad further stated that appointment to the bench was not an avenue to wealth or vainglory. Warning that there are mechanisms to detect corruption and other wrongdoings by the Judges.
He continued “The searchlight of the National Judicial Council (NJC) beams on all judicial officers across the country.
“Our radar is sophisticated enough to detect every form of corruption and wrongdoings.
“The remoteness of your location of adjudication can never blur our sight on you.
“NJC has a powerful lens to capture and document your conduct. So be careful in your conduct to avoid regretting being appointed as judicial officers,” he said.