Lagos gets 38 new customary court judges


In a bid to bring the administration of justice closer to people of Lagos, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, on Tuesday swore-in 38 Customary Court judges, warning them to live above board.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atilade, during the short ceremony, admonished the new appointees to live up to the status of their new office, in which they will be referred to as “Your Worship”.

“Your being here is a privilege granted by the Governor of Lagos State.

“I hope you will carry out your duties with integrity and honesty.

“Do not take bribe; if you take bribe, you will be shown the way out by the Judicial Commission on completion of their investigation,” she said.

The Chief Judge also cautioned the new Customary court judges against using their powers to oppress members of their respective communities.

She charged them to read and get acquainted with the Customary Court Laws of Lagos State 2011 to avoid abuse of power.

Atilade said that the new customary court judges were carefully selected based on their track record, integrity, ability and qualifications.

NAN reports that the judicial oath was administered by the new Chief Registrar of the High Court, Mrs Abiola Soladoye.

NAN

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