Nigeria: Ogun CJ Warns Magistrates Against Abuse of Judicial Powers

4 August 2020

Abeokuta — The Chief of Judge of Ogun State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, yesterday challenged the newly appointed chief and senior Magistrates in the state to resist the temptation of abusing judicial powers in the course of dispensing justice.

Dipeolu gave the charge yesterday at the Judiciary Complex, Kobape Road, Abeokuta, while administering the oath of office on six newly appointed chief and senior magistrates in the Ogun State judiciary.

She enjoined the magistrates to be diligent, time-conscious, reliable, honest and humane in their dealings with citizens and litigants.

"Judicial officers have a constitutional duty to serve this nation competently, diligently, fairly, professionally and speedily. Judicial officers are public servants whose salaries and other entitlements are paid by this nation and judicial independence goes hand-in-hand with accountability," she said.

The Chief Judge reminded the promoted magistrates that they were subject to criticisms as it would be through this that they would able to correct their faults and shortcomings.

"Indeed, our conduct must be professional and above reproach at all times. Judicial officers must earn the trust, respect and confidence of the people they serve," she added.

Those appointed as chief magistrates are Mr Awofeso Ireti-Olu Babatunde, Mr Dipeolu Dehinde and Mrs Osinbajo Moriyike Oluwabunmi, while Mr Adekunle Shodeinde, Mrs Kolawole Ogunbowale and Mr Solana Shodeinde were appointed senior magistrates

More From: Daily Trust

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.