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ABOUT IMO STATE JUDICIARY

The Imo State Judiciary provides the mechanism for resolution of disputes in Imo State!

The Judiciary arm of the Imo State Government aims at leveraging technology for the dispensation of justice in accordance with the Rule of Law.

Welcome to the Website of the Imo State Judiciary. Over the years, our predecessors have done an amazing job in building a solid foundation for the Imo State Judiciary. We believe that it is our responsibility now, to build on the success of our pioneers and predecessors, to reform the services of the Imo State Judiciary for the benefit of the future generation. This reform requires a paradigm shift and must be underpinned by the use of modern technology, where appropriate. Every change requires collaboration and commitment from all stakeholders, and I would like to thank our colleagues and all those who are supporting our efforts.

His Worship Chinyere Okereke

- Chief Registrar of the High Court of Justice

Imo State Judiciary at a glance

The Imo State Judiciary is the third arm of the government of Imo State. It was established in 1976, following the creation of Imo State as one of the Federating States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Imo State Judiciary is comprised of the High Court of Justice of Imo State, the Customary Court of Appeal of Imo State and the Judicial Service Commission of Imo State, and is constitutionally vested with the duty of administering the law and justice in the State. This arm of the Government of Imo State is headed by the Chief Judge of Imo State, who is the head of courts in the State as well as Chairman, Judicial Service Commission of the State. The headquarters of the Imo State Judiciary is the ultra-modern Honourable Justice Chukwudifu Oputa High Court Complex, New Owerri, Imo State.

The High Court and the Customary Court of Appeal of the State are superior courts of record, and pursuant to section of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria, as amended, lower courts to writ Magistrates Courts and Customary Courts have been established and are in operation in the State. Sundry specialized and or ad-hoc courts with quasi-judicial powers have equally been established by the State legislature and are in operation.

To enhance access to justice, there are currently, fifteen Judicial Divisions of the High Court, with three Places of Sessions. For the time being, the Customary Court of Appeal, being an appellate court, sits only in Owerri, the State capital. In the same vein, there are twenty-seven Magisterial Districts, with nineteen Subsidiary Places of Sessions and Fouty-seven (47) Customary Courts spread across the twenty-seven Local Government Areas of the State.

With this introduction, I welcome you to the Imo State Judiciary Website. We have no doubt that your stay and search through this site will be most rewarding.

Welcome, as we unveil the Imo State Judiciary!!!

CHINYERE N. OKEREKE, ESQ.
CHIEF REGISTRAR
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, IMO STATE

Serving Judges Of The Imo State Judiciary
S/No Photograph Name
1
Hon Justice Ijeoma Agugua View Profile
2
Hon. Justice P. C. Ikpeama View Profile
3
Hon. Justice A. C. Ononeze-Madu
4
Hon. Justice T. E. Chikeka View Profile
5
Hon. Justice E. O. Agada View Profile
6
Hon. Justice T. N. Nzeukwu View Profile
7
Hon. Justice L. C. Azuama
8
Hon. Justice K. A. Ojiako View Profile
9
Hon. Justice E. F. Njemanze
10
Hon. Justice B. C. Iheka
11
Hon. Justice M. E. Nwagboso
12
Hon. Justice C. Onii-Ebunine
13
Hon. Justice S. I. Okpara
14
Hon. Justice P. U. Nnodum
15
Hon. Justice I. M. Njaka
16
Hon. Justice I. G. Chukwunyere
17
Hon. Justice E. C. Ibeawuchi View Profile
18
Hon. Justice V. C. Isiguzo View Profile
19
Hon. Justice Vincent Onyeka
20
Hon. Justice E. N. Eke
21
Hon. Justice V. O. Ekezie
22
Hon. Justice K. A. Leweanya
S/No Photograph Name
1
Hon. Justice M. E. Njoku View Profile
2
Hon. Justice V. U. Okorie View Profile
3
Hon. Justice S. Ogwuebgu
4
Hon. Justice I. Obichere
5
Hon. Justice T. Nzeh
S/No Name Rank
1 C. N. Okereke Esq. Chief Registrar
2 N. J. Achunulo (Mrs.) DCR I
3 S. N. Amadi DCR II
4 D. A. Amazu DCR III
5 O. D. Okoroji Chief Mag. Gd. I
6 S. K. Kadurumba (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. I
7 M. U. Onyewuotu (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. I
8 A. O. Odionyenma (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. I
9 B. C. Ihenacho Chief Mag. Gd. I
10 M. U. Njoku (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. II
11 S. U. Odom (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. II
12 B. U. Adikibe (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. II
13 J. C. Offor (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. II
14 M. C. Amaeshi (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. II
15 N. J. Onyenemezu (Mrs.) Chief Mag. Gd. II
16 A. Ogoma Chief Mag. Gd. II
17 E. U. Chinaka Chief Mag. Gd. II
18 N. Chika Ezerioha Chief Mag. Gd. II
19 Ekenedo I. M. B. Senior. Mag. Gd. II
20 Ariche Ihuaku Adaoha (Mrs.) Senior. Mag. Gd. II
21 Uzoechi Ogochukwu Jane Senior. Mag. Gd. II
22 Ibegbulam Dike Justin Senior. Mag. Gd. II
23 Agummadu Tobechi .N. (Mrs.) Senior. Mag. Gd. II
24 Njoku-Ibe Nkechi Uzoma Senior. Mag. Gd. II
25 Onyenze Augustine C. Senior. Mag. Gd. II
26 Jacinta Iheoma Austine-Okeke Senior. Mag. Gd. II
27 Opara Akunna Chidinma (Mrs.) Senior. Mag. Gd. II
28 Egbegbu Jude Emeka Senior. Mag. Gd. II
29 Njemanze Obinna Ikechukwu Senior. Mag. Gd. II
30 Ogbogu Sarah Joe Chinyere (Mrs.) Senior. Mag. Gd. II
31 Nwosu Francisca Amauche (Mrs.) Senior. Mag. Gd. II
32 Adebionu Esther Ewemazino (Mrs.) Senior. Mag. Gd. II
33 Nwauwa Nkeiru Virginia (Mrs.) Senior. Mag. Gd. II
34 Nwankenta Ihuoma Lynda (Mrs.) Senior. Mag. Gd. II
35 Adaego Nosiri Peace Senior. Mag. Gd. II
36 Uzoma Alphonsus Chinedu Senior. Mag. Gd. II
37 Ogbu Sandra Nkechi Senior. Mag. Gd. II
38 Chijioke Nkwoada Senior. Mag. Gd. II
39 Nkwocha Charlse Nkem Senior. Mag. Gd. II
40 Okoli Gerald Chimezie Senior. Mag. Gd. II
41 Ukachukwu Emeka Charles Senior. Mag. Gd. II
42 Nwaneri Lovelyne Ifeyinwa Senior. Mag. Gd. II
43 Oparah Raymond Ejike Senior. Mag. Gd. II
44 Elekwachi Lawrence Senior. Mag. Gd. II
45 Ezediaro Ifediora Senior. Mag. Gd. II
46 Ujoatuonu N. Dorathy Senior. Mag. Gd. II
47 Acholonu Reginald O Senior. Mag. Gd. II
48 Nnodi Chidi Basil Senior. Mag. Gd. II
49 Okere Eustace C. Magistrate Gd. I
50 Nnoromele Chinyere Pamela Magistrate Gd. I
51 Chukwu Uchenna Stella Magistrate Gd. I
52 Maduokor Adaeze N. Magistrate Gd. I
53 Ahanonu Doris Chinyere Magistrate Gd. I
54 Opara Chinedu C. Magistrate Gd. I
55 Njoku Nmaku Magistrate Gd. I
56 Duruiheoma Henry Ugonna Magistrate Gd. I
57 Egole-Ugochukwu Chimezie Lily Magistrate Gd. I
58 Uloma J. Chukwuemeka-Eze Magistrate Gd. I
59 Nwokeiwu Godswill N. Magistrate Gd. I
60 Nwamara Nkeiruka P. Magistrate Gd. I
61 Obilor Chisom Kelechi Magistrate Gd. I
62 Ozigbo Olaedo Somtochukwu Magistrate Gd. I
63 Ojinnaka Maryann Kasarachi Magistrate Gd. I
64 Amadi Salome Obianuju Magistrate Gd. I
65 Agiriga Cosmos Chigozie Magistrate Gd. I
66 Ilobi Asika Udoka C. Magistrate Gd. I
67 Ogoachuba Jennifer A. Magistrate Gd. I
68 Nwogwugwu Ugbonma L. Magistrate Gd. I
69 Anunihu Munachimso Gospel Magistrate Gd. I
70 Igwe Henry Chigbogu Magistrate Gd. I
71 Jonah Abosi Ngozi Magistrate Gd. I
72 Njoku Ngozi Christabel Magistrate Gd. I
73 Ihegboro Obidimuto O. Magistrate Gd. I
74 Akalugwu Chidiebere A. Magistrate Gd. I
75 Alamezie Augustine I. Magistrate Gd. I
76 Paul Madu Chinyere Magistrate Gd. I
77 Nwachukwu Grace C. Magistrate Gd. I
78 Amaechi Ozioma Mary Magistrate Gd. I
79 Adigwe Ifeanyi Azubuike Magistrate Gd. I
80 Onwukaike Ogochukwu Magistrate Gd. I
81 Unyimadu Onyeka M. Magistrate Gd. I
Districts And Divisions in Imo State
S/No Local Govt. Area Judicial Divisions and Main Places of Court Sitting Subsidiary Places of Sessions
1 Owerri Municipal,
Owerri North & Owerri West
Owerri
Owerri
-
2 Orlu & Orsu Orlu
Orlu
-
3 Aboh-Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise & Ezinihitte Mbaise Aboh-Mbaise
Aboh
Ahiazu
4 Okigwe & Onuimo Okigwe
Okigwe
-
5 Isiala Mbano & Ehime Mbano Mbano
Umuelemai
-
6 Ihitte-Uboma & Obowo Etiti
Etiti
-
7 Ideato North & Ideato South Ideato
Urualla
Ogboko
8 Nkwerre, Isu & Nwangele Nkwerre
Nkwerre
-
9 Njiaba Njiaba
Atta
-
10 Ikeduru Ikeduru
Iho
-
11 Mbaitolii Mbaitoli
Nworieubi
Obinnoha
12 Oguta & Ohaji/ Egbema Oguta
Oguta
-
13 Ngor-Okpala Ngor-okpala
Umuneke
-
14 Oru East Oru East
Omuma
-
15 Oru West Oru West
Mgbidi
-
S/No Local Govt. Area Magisterial District and Main Places of Court Sitting Subsidiary Places of Sessions
1 Owerri West Owerri Municipal -
2 Owerri West Ihiagwa -
3 Aboh-Mbaise Aboh-Mbaise
Aboh-Mbaise
Oke Ovuru
4 Ahiazu Ahiazu
Afor-Oru
-
5 Ehime Mbano Ehime Mbano
Nsu
Ehime
6 Ezinnihitte Ezinihitte Mbaise
Itu
Onicha
7 Ideato North Ideato-North
Urualla
Ndiawa
Akpulu
8 Ideato South Ideato South Dikenafai Umumaisiaku
Ogboko
9 Ihitte/Uboma Ihitte/Uboma -
10 Ikeduru Ikeduru
Iho
Eziama
11 Isiala-Mbano Isiala Mbano
Umuelemai
-
12 Isu Isu
Umundugba
-
13 Mbaitoli Mbaitoli
Nwaorieubi
Obinoha
14 Ngor-Okpala Ngor-Okpala
Umuneke
Okpala
15 Nkwerre Nkwerre
Nkwerre
-
16 Obowo Obowo
Otoko
-
17 Ohaji/Egbema (A) Egbema Egbema
(b) Ohaji-Umuagwo
Umuokanne
18 Oguta Oguta
Oguta
-
19 Okigwe Okigwe
Okigwe
-
20 Orlu Orlu
Orlu
-
21 Orsu Orsu
Awo Idemili
Ihitenansa
22 Oru West Oru
Mgbidi
Ubulu
23 Oru East Omuma
Omuma
-
24 Njaba Njaba Atta
25 Owerri North Awaka
Awaka
Egbu
26 Nwangele - Abba
27 Onuimo - Okwe
PAST AND CURRENT CHIEF JUDGES, PRESIDENTS of CCAs AND CHIEFS REGISTRARS
S/No Full Name Date
1 Hon. Justice C. Oputa 1976 - 1984
2 Hon. Justice Aguta 1984 - 1989
3 Hon. Justice F.I. E. Ukattah 1989 - 1991
4 Hon. Justice G.G. I. Ojiako 1991 - 1997
5 Hon. Justice S.O. Ekpe 1997 - 1998
6 Hon. Justice C.B.C. Ubah 1998 - 1999
7 Hon. Justice L.C. Alinnor 2000 - 2002
8 Hon. Justice P. C. Onumajulu 2002 - 2010
9 Hon. Justice B. A. Njemanze 2010 - 2014
10 Hon. Justice P.O. Nnadi 2014 - 2020
11 Hon Justice Ijeoma Agugua 2020 - till date
S/No Full Name
1 Hon. Justice G.G.I Ojiako
2 Hon. Justice C.B.C Ubah
3 Hon. Justice N. Nkwoada
4 Hon. Justice J. O. Iwuagwu
5 Hon. Justice A.B.C. Egu
6 Hon. Justice P.I. Opara
7 Hon. Justice C.U. Anwukah
8 Hon. Justice F.C. Abosi
S/No Full Name Date
1 M. O. Eziri Esq. 1976 - 1979
2 R. O. Alilionwu Esq. 1979 - 1982
3 Justice N. Nwachukwu 1982 - 1991
4 Mrs. Evelyn Obasanjo Esq.(Ag.) 1991 - 1992
5 Hon. Justice Durueke 1992 - 1995
6 Hon. Justice P.O. Nnadi 1995 - 1998
7 Izekwe Lizzy Okpara oka Esq. 1998 - 2002
8 Mr. M. C. Lelenwa 2002 - 2005
9 Hon. Justice T.N. Nzeukwu 2005 - 2008
10 E. C. Amaeshi Esq. 2008 - 2014
11 Hon. Justice G. I. Chukwunyere 2014 - 2020
12 C. N. Okereke Esq. 2020 - till date