Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has sworn-in two newly appointed high court judges with an assurance to continually give independence to the judiciary in the state.
The two new Judges are: Justice Oluwafeyisayo Kuteyi and Justice Sunday Olorundahunsi.
Both were sworn in at the governor?s office in Akure, after taken an oath of allegiance.
Governor Mimiko said the independence of the judiciary was necessary for any society that want to triumph at safeguarding the rights of its citizens.
He maintained that his administration has been done enough by not intervening in the judiciary system of the state in order to give it independence over matters of adjudication.
He said “This government is committed to the independence of judiciary and will do all within its power to give flesh and blood to those constitutional safeguards that will make our judges fully independent in the true sense of the word”. 
The Governor revealed that the appointment of the two judges as further emphasized his belief in the rule of law and expressed hope that the duo would justify the confidence reposed in them by discharging their duties without favor or fair.
The appointment of the judges brings the total number appointed in the administration of Mimiko to twelve. 
It was gathered that Justice Sunday Olorundahunsi until his appointment was the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Present at the swearing ceremony were the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Alli Olanusi, Chief Judge of the State, Justice Olasehinde Kumuyi, President of the state Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Folashade Aguda-Taiwo, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) and other judges in the State.

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