This comes after they refused houses in the N6 billion quarters built for them by the state government. The quarters is located at the Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma Judges Quarters in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike disclosed this during the commissioning of the N6 billion 20 four-bedroom duplexes. The recipients are Judges of Rivers origin serving both in the State and Federal Judiciaries.
According to him;
“The State Government spent the sum of N6billion to build, furnish and landscape this estate. The Government also reserves the interest to buy back any flat and reallocate to other judges to preserve the exclusivity of the estate for judicial officers alone.”
Governor Wike said;
“Twenty-three Judges opted for cash payment and have been given the approved sum of N150 million each to build and have their own houses. Cumulatively, the State Government disbursed the sum of N3.6billion to the beneficiaries.”
Wike added that;
“The policy covers all former Chief Judges, Presidents of Customary Courts of Appeal including Justice Peter Agumagu. All retired Judges who were in service when the policy was made. The current Chief Judge of the state will have her accommodation built for her before retirement in May 2021.”