The court building housing the Customary Court in Arochukwu has dilapidated beyond recognition as the Abia state governments over the years, have turned the other way while the building degenerates further without any help in sight, our investigation has revealed.
Even twenty nine years after the carving out of Abia from old Imo state, the Customary Court Signpost still bears Government of Imo State, showing total negligence from all tge powers that had been since the creation of tge state in 1991.
Apart from the signboard, the Court building itself is in a sorry state as the colonial building suffer leaking roof even as tge ceiling boards are all falling off.
When this reporter visited the court premises, he met he panel of the customary Court sitting under hash environment condition to hear cases without electricity, fan nor air conditioner just as the few benches and tables inside the court were those inherited from old Imo State.
While the floor of the Court Hall and other offices have cracked at virtually all points, the accused and witness boxes inside the court hall would better be described as cages found in poultry farms.
In a distress call to relevant government agencies as well as the Abia State government, a concerned citizen and indegene of the area, Ikoku Ogbonna called on lovers of Justice and all sons and daughters of the area to rise uo to tge challenge of erecting a befitting court hall for the Customary Court in Arochukwu.
His words, "I Call on all lovers of Justice and illustrious sons and daughters of Arochukwu Kingdom to arise and build a benefiting court Hall for the customary Court", he pleaded just as he posited that the current colonial building housing the court, "should be left alone and preserved as a tourist site" .
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