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Gov Sanwo-Olu swears in 14 new Judges

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, the State Attorney-General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, the Chief Judge, Kazeem Alogba and the new Judges.

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sworn in Fourteen new judges bringing the number of Judges in the State Judiciary to seventy.

The new benchers consist nine females and five males.

They include, Justices,  Olubusola Adeyemi-Okunuga, Adenrera  Adeyemi, Olufolake Oshin, Oluwatoyin Odusanya Olumuyiwa Martins, Ariyike  Ipaye- Nwachukwu and Babatunde Kalaro.

Others are Justices Omolade Awope, Akinkunmi Idowu, Olalekan Oresanya, Mujibat  Oshodi, Ismail Ijelu, Mosunmola Balogun and Mathias Dawodu.

Governor Sanwo-Olu told the new Judges that all eyes would be on them to dispense justice speedily, fairly and impartially, while also living and acting above board in all circumstances.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said his administration had commenced the full digitization of court processes to ensure speedy administration of justice and charged the new Judges to acquaint themselves with the ongoing reforms in the at the State and federal level.

The Governor thanked the National Judicial Service Commission for work well done.

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo said the appointment of the new Judges was necessitated by the retirement of some Judges in the course of the year.

Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kazeem Alogba advised the new benchers whom he said were chosen based on merit to operate with the fear of God.

Justice Olubusola Adeyemi-Okunuga promised that they would make the State Judiciary proud and thanked the State Government for the confidence reposed in them,

Correspondent Omolara Omosanya reports that the number of Judges sworn in by the Sanwo-Olu administration is now twenty-four.


In a related development, Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has sworn in four Judges of the State High Court.

The Judges took the oath of office inside the Executive Chambers of Government House, Yenagoa, based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

They include a former Registrar of the state High Court, James Lookie, a Law lecturer at the Niger Delta University, Dr Simon Amaduobogha, and legal practitioners, Mrs. Christine Enegesi and Mrs. Patience Zuofa-Diri.

Governor Diri congratulated the new judicial officers on their appointment and elevation, urging them to serve the people with unfailing honour and commitment.

He commended the NJC, the state Judicial Service Commission, the state Chief Judge and the Chief Justice of Nigeria for facilitating the process and endorsement of their nomination from the state.

The Governor noted that his administration prioritizes the judiciary due to the significant role they play in the society.

Governor Diri promised not to compromise the neutrality and independence of the judiciary as it is the last hope of the common man.

He said that all facilities and obligations required for the appointment of additional judges for the state’s high court have been provided.

Reporting by Alambo Datonye & Omolara Omosanya ; editing by Adeniyi Bakare