#EndTheVacancy: Litigants Resorted To Self Help – Lawyers, Say Hundreds Of Cases Unassigned In Cross River

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By Jonathan Ugbal

Lawyers and residents protesting the non appointment of a substantive Chief Judge in Cross River say hundreds of cases are currently lying unassigned in the registry of the High Court of the State.

The State has gone 46 days without a Chief Judge and concerned lawyers took to the streets of Calabar on Monday protesting against what they said was an interference from the Executive on the Judiciary.

And, Michael Nkwam, a lawyer told CrossRiverWatch that cases in their hundreds are currently unassigned with probate cases the worst affected so far since they need the signature of the Chief Judge.

Concerned Lawyers and residents protest the absence of a Chief Judge in Cross River for 46 days now. They also called…

Posted by Crossriverwatch on Monday, October 19, 2020

Governor Ben Ayade had on Sunday announced that he will swear in an acting Chief Judge on Monday morning, a third in less than 18 months.

And, the lawyers said they are tired of the gimmicks as a lack in the certainty of tenureship could make a Judge compromise.

More details later…

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