The Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has sworn in Hon. Julie Abieyuwa Anabor as a Member of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Hon. Julie Anabor was one of the 21 judges appointed by the National Judicial Council (NJC) at its 86th meeting under the chairmanship of the Hon CJN held on 8th and 9th May 2018 and her swearing in completes the membership of the Code of Conduct Tribunal comprising a Chairman and two members.
At the ceremony which took place at the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria’s Conference Room, the Hon. CJN urged Justice Anabor to abide by the Oath of Office and do justice to all persons without affection or ill will.
His words: “Your work is always in the public glare. Try your best to live above board and you will not err. You have just sworn to the Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance to defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You have sworn to do justice to all manner of persons without affection or ill will. Don’t forget the oath you have just taken. It is your duty to defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It doesn’t matter whose ox is gored”.
Continuing, the Hon. CJN asked the CCT member to be a team player, learning from her colleagues on the Tribunal.
“Be always persuaded by superior argument from your chairman and other member. However, when you feel strongly different on a point of law, feel free to disagree and write your minority opinion, because it is from there that the law itself develops. If we don’t feel that way today, we may feel so tomorrow”, the CJN said.
Born on 11th February, 1969, Hon. Mr. Justice Julie Anabor is from Uhumwode Local Government Area of Edo State to Mr. Amos Edibiri Idehen and Mrs. Irene Osabuohien.
Justice Anabor holds a Master of Laws in Maritime and Commercial Law of the Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, Lagos State (2006), a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law of the Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, Lagos (2001). She earned her Barrister at Law, B.L qualification from the Nigeria Law School, Lagos State in 1992 after a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. degree from the Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Edo State in 1991.
Until her appointment, Hon. Mr. Justice Anabor was Chief Magistrate in the Lagos State Judiciary adjudicating on civil and criminal matters assigned to me in Court.
From July 2015 to April 2018, she was Head, Deputy Sheriff, Lagos Division of the High Court of Lagos State performing duties as prescribed by law, particularly the Sheriff and Civil process Act CAP S6 LFN 2004, ensuring that judgements of courts are strictly adhered to during their enforcement and also that all Sheriffs follow laid down guidelines of rules of courts as regards service of court processes as well as handing petitions against sheriffs on the instructions of the Hon. Chief Judge of Lagos State.
She has participated in various workshops, conferences and seminars in and out of Nigeria.
Hon. Mr. Justice Anabor is a Member, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA); Certified Security Specialist, (CSS); Certified Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO); Member, Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association (CMJA); Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIARBN); Member, Nigerian Institute for Industrial Securities (NIIS) and Member, Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria.