July 23, 2021

Justice Dongban-Mensem will perform as Court of Appeal President – Lalong

Justice Dongban-Mensem

The Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Simon Lalong says Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem will discharge her duties as President of the Court of Appeal, with the “highest” decorum, professionalism, diligence and patriotism.

Mrs. Dongban-Mensem’s appointment was based on her “impeccable record of performance” in the Judiciary, Lalong said, Thursday, in a press statement through his Press Director, Macham Makut.

He said, “We in Plateau State are extremely proud of this feat by one of our daughters who has given her best in the service of Nigeria and in the dispensing justice to all manner of people without fear or favour.

“We have no doubt that she will excel in this huge responsibility and demonstrate the true Plateau spirit of honesty, fairness and fear of God. We shall uphold her in prayers”.

The Governor thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief Justice of Nigeria for appointing the Plateau indigene.

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday in Abuja approved the appointment of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the acting President of the Court of Appeal effective immediately.

Dongban-Mensem, a daughter of a retired Court of Appeal judge, Justice M. B. Douglas-Mensem, hails from the Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State. Until her appointment, she was the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, and a life member of the Body of Benchers. The Body of Benchers is responsible for the training and discipline of all lawyers in Nigeria.