The Ondo State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Justice Williams Akintoroye as the new Chief Judge of the state.
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, had last month sworn in Hon. Justice Williams Akintoroye as the acting Chief Judge of the state.
Justice Akintoroye’s appointment followed the retirement of the former Chief Judge, Justice Olutoyin Akeredolu, after attaining statutory retirement age of 65 years.
While confirming his appointment, the speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun said, “the appointment of someone as Chief Judge of a High Court demands a lot of sacrifice while that of a Chief Judge demands more responsibility.
“The appointment of Justice Akintoroye as CJ did not come to us in the House of Assembly as a surprise, hence, it is a welcome development.”
Oleyelogun noted that “Akintoroye is a meticulous man who has worked so much for the development of Ondo State and it is our hope that he will lead the state Judiciary to a greater height”.
“We are appealing to him to use his term as CJ to bring more honour to the state”, the Speaker added.
Meanwhile, corpse of a young aged lady whose identity is yet to be known has been deposited around the Redeemed Church and CAC Oke-Temidire, in Oke-Ijebu Akure, Ondo State capital.
Our correspondent says the corpse was suspected to be dumped by ritualists believed to be internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys who drove off after dropping the dead body.
The dead body was wrapped in white cloths and other items.
Residents of the Oke-Ijebu have called on authorities concerned to as a matter of urgency clear the remains of the deceased to avoid disaster in the area and it’s environs.