Njideka Iheme, daughter of former Rivers State governor Peter Odili and Supreme Court judge Justice Mary Odili, has been sworn in as a judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
Iheme and 21 others were sworn in on Tuesday by the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Tanko Muhammad.
She is married to Uzoma Iheme, son of Justice Chioma Iheme of the Court of Appeal.
Muhammad called on the new judges to refrain from anything that would smear their name or bring them into disrepute.
He said, “The Bench is neither for the prosaic, the greedy nor those with questionable character who can easily fall for a plate of porridge offered by desperate litigants.”
The CJN charged them to rise above temptations and trials that might obstruct or even halt their rise to the pinnacle of their career.
According to him, the newly sworn-in judges have entered a lifetime covenant with God and Nigeria.
“Appointment to the Bench is not an appointment to wealth, vainglory, dishonest disposition or ostentatious lifestyle through corrupt acquaintances,” he said, warning that the searchlight of the National Judicial Council had been beamed on all judicial officers in the country.
“Our radar is sophisticated enough to detect every form of corruption and wrongdoings. The remoteness of your location of adjudication can never blur our sight on you,” said Muhammad.