Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Justice Adegboyega Akinteye as the President, Customary Court of Appeal in Oyo State.
The confirmation was made on Thursday in Ibadan after Akinteye appeared for screening at the plenary of the assembly.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akinteye was uňtil his nomination by the NJC, the next in rank to the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola.
NAN reports that the assembly had at its sitting on Tuesday, Jan. 23 directed Akinteye to appear before it for screening pursuant to the letter from Gov. Abiola Ajimobi.
Ajimobi had in the request letter urged the assembly to confirm Akinteye’s appointment following the recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC) as the President Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State.
The Speaker, Hon Michael Adeyemo (APC-Ibarapa East) described the nomination of Akinteye as another historical event in the state and prayed that God would grant him the strength to discharge his duties.
Adeyemo charged Akinteye to continue to dispense justice without fear or favour as he had always exhibited.
Similarly, some lawmakers told NAN that Akinteye’s selection was a right choice, describing him as a very diligent, knowledgeable and humble.
They said that Akinteye was eminently qualified and possessed all it takes to be the President of Customary Court of Appeal, considering some landmark judgments he delivered as High Court Judge.
NAN reports that Akinteye hailed from Igboora in Ibarapa Central Local Government and was born on June 24, 1953.
He attended University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Ile-Ife from 1976 to 1980 and was called to bar in 1981. (NAN)