The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has ordered the reopening of the Benin City Judicial Division.
The directive is contained in a statement on Wednesday by the FHC Assistant Director of Information, Catherine Oby-Christopher.
It notified members of the public that the division has been relocated to the venue formerly used by the Court of Appeal.
The location is within the High Court complex opposite Benin Correctional Centre on Sapele Road in the Edo State capital.
The statement read in part, “The Honourable, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice John T. Tsoho, OFR wishes to notify members of the public that the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Benin-City Judicial Division has been relocated to the venue formerly used by the Court of Appeal, within the High Court complex, Benin-City, opposite Benin Correctional Centre, Sapele Road, Benin City, Edo state.
“With this development, the two Courts that comprise the Benin-City Judicial Division of the Federal High Court resumed full sitting on the 8th day of May 2023 at the new venue.”
The FHC, situated on the Benin-Auchi road, had been closed due to the threat of flood.