Cov/ Josiah, Jos
The new President of the Plateau State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Blessing Lyop Dalyop has been sworn in by Governor Simon Bako Lalong with a charge for her to uphold the tenets of justice, good conscience and fairness.
Speaking during the event at New Government House Rayfield Jos, the Governor said the task before the acting President of the Customary Court of appeal was enormous but expressed optimism that she had the experience and capacity to discharge the assignment effectively.
Lalong explained that his experience as a Lawyer, one time law maker and now Governor, he had great appreciation of the strategic position that judges play in moderating interactions between individuals, Government and organisations in the society.
He drew the attention of Justice Blessing Dalyop and the Judiciary to expeditiously deal with cases involving suspects who were arrested for crimes such as attacks on innocent citizens, kidnapping and cultism among others.
”The Acting President of the Customary Court is coming into this office at a time when the Judiciary in Plateau State is being ushered into the era of the long anticipated Autonomy which in the last months has been on the front burner in the country” he added
Speeking, Justice Blessing Dalyop appreciated God, the Judiciary and the Governor for the appointment and assured that she would put in her best to lead the Customary Court of Appeal in delivering justice to the people.
Justice Blessing Dalyop is sworn in to replace the former President of the Court, late Justice Sati Patrick Dapit who died in April 2021.