Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has ordered the reopening of the Benin City Judicial Division, Edo State, South South Nigeria.
FHC Assistant Director of Information, Catherine Oby-Christopher, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement notified members of the public that the Division has been relocated to the venue formerly used by the Court of Appeal.
It explained that the location is within the High Court Complex, opposite Benin Correctional Centre on Sapele Road in the Edo State capital.
“The two courts that comprise the Benin City Judicial Division of the Federal High Court resumed full sitting on Monday”, Oby-Christopher added.
The FHC, situated on the Benin-Auchi road, had been reportedly closed due to the threat of flood.
Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said, 2023 flooding might be worse than that of 2022.