Chief Justice Korkpor Urges Judges To Adjudicate Cases Without Fear or Favor

By Patrick Stephen Tokpah

(patrickstokpah10@gmail.com)

Gbarnga, Bong County -Liberia Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor Sr. has urged Judges across the Country to adjudicate cases without fear or favor for the promotion of peace and development in Liberia.

The Chief Justice who is the head of the Judicial branch of the Government made the assertion on January 14, 2022, in Gbarnga, Bong County when he commissioned the Resident Judge of the Sexual Offenses Division Criminal Court “E” at the 9th Judiciary Circuit in the County on behalf of President Weah.

Commissioning Cllr. Cornelius Flomo Wennah, Chief Justice Korkpor said he does not doubt the appointment of Cllr. Wenonah to Criminal Court “E” in the County.

The Chief Justice said the creation of the special courts to deal with sexual offenses is in keeping with the government’s unwavering determination to protect women and girls from sexual gender-based violence.

According to Chief Justice Korkpor, the Special Courts were created by Section 25.4 that established the Country’s Criminal Courts.

He tasked Judge Wennah to discharge his duty faithfully under the laws and to deliver fair, speedy, and transparent Justice at all times.

In his admittance speech, the Resident Judge of the Sexual Offenses Division Criminal Court ” E”, Cllr. Cornelius Flomo Wennah said he will use the laws as a tool in dispensing Justice at criminal court “E” in the 9th Judiciary Circuit Court in Gbarnga.

The Bong County Sexual Offenses Division Criminal Court “E” Judge who was appointed by President George M. Weah in mid-November 2021 and subsequently confirmed by the Liberian Senate further vowed to uphold the Judicial candle, which he believes will help in the enchantment of the integrity of the Judiciary.

Additionally, Judge Wennah at the same time assured Chief Justice Korkpor and citizens that the law will be used as an instrument for those who will be seeking Justice at the Court.

For her part, Bong County Superintendent Esther Walker lauded President Weah for the appointment of Judge Wennah at Criminal Court”E.”

Superintendent Walker further assured the assigned Judge that they as local leaders in Bong County will work with him for the overall improvement of the Judiciary system in Liberia.

The commissioning ceremony of Cllr. Cornelius Flomo Wennah was attended by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, Associate Justices Yusuf Kaba, Minister of Justice Cllr. Musa Dean, through a proxy by Bong County Attorney Jonathan N. Flomo, Members of the Bong County Local Bar Association, Bong County Legislative Caucus chairman Rep. Joseph Papa Kolleh, Sup. Esther Walker, Judicial actors among others.

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