Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said that the new Judiciary complex that is currently under construction will named after the prolific late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa.
The complex which is scheduled for completion in September, was announced when Okorocha visited the state Judge Benjamin Njemanze in his Owerri office on Monday, where he sympathised with them on their loss of what he described the Justice as a, ”legal icon”.
“We are determined to give Oputa a befitting burial because like the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Odimegwu Ojukwu, Oputa made his marks in Igboland. I urge you, Mr Chief Judge, to set up a committee for the burial.”
The Chief Judge decried the dilapidating condition of the court and called on the governor to renovate it.