Ogun Swears-In Two New Magistrates

The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has advised the newly sworn-in Magistrates to uphold the ethics of the profession and dispense justice without fear and favour.

Justice Dipeolu stated this at the swearing-in of two Magistrates at the Judiciary complex, Kobape road, Abeokuta.

The Ogun state Chief Judge also urged the magistrates to put in their best to justify their elevation to the position.

Justice Dipeolu explained that the state had thirty nine magistrate courts which she said were conducive for sitting in addition to the provision of befitting quarters for Magistrates to avoid the stress of traveling and ensure their safety.

Meanwhile, the State Chief Judge, has opened a “Small Claims Court”, to provide easy access to informal, inexpensive and speedy resolution of simple matters such as, debt recovery disputes, demands and damages that do not exceed N500, 000.00, to further bring justice closer to the people at the grassroots level.

She pointed out that the operations at the “Small Claims Court” would commence in six Magisterial Districts, which were Abeokuta, Ota, Ifo, Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu and Ilaro.

Olusegun Folarin

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